Variegated  Meadowhawk, Interspecific Predation  - Libellulidae  Libellulinae   Sympetrum   corruptum
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Meadowhawk cannibalizin a damselfly

Photo Details - ©Nicky Davis
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Box Elder County, Utah - July 30, 2006
This Meadowhawk was eating a damselfly.

length of 1 5/8 to 1 11/16 inches. Adult Male thorax may be marked with a pair of yellow spots. The abdomen pattern is  red, pink, and golden brown. The leading wing edges  have pinkish wing veins. Mature females  are marked similarly but with less red. Immature males and females are paler  and  mottled with pale green, pale yellow, golden brown, and orange. The leading edges of the wings have brownish  veins.

County Record
Record submitted  to OdonataCentral  - Dragonflies and Damselflies of North America # OC 7111 on July 5, 2006.

lib-ell-YEW-lid-ee   sim-PEAT-rum 

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