Range & Habitat:
Recorded from spotty locations around the state, leading one
to suspect it should be elsewhere.
Found around all sorts of slow waters, usually more common
One of our latest odes, they fly into December even in north
Formerly called Yellow-legged Meadowhawk.
Males are mostly red, lacking the black abdominal triangles
of most of our other meadowhawks. Instead they have
variable black markings laterally and dorsally on segments 8-10.
Females are recognized by the prominent projecting subgenital
plate. Contrary to the name, legs range from yellow to
brown or even reddish.
The vagrant Saffron-winged Meadowhawk
is quite similar and should be looked for.
Conservation Status:State: S5 - Demonstrably secure in the state
Global: G5 - Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range
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