Band-winged Meadowhawk-Libellulidae Sympetrum semicinctum - Mating Pair
  (formerly Western  Meadowhawk -   Libellulidae   Sympetrum   occidentale)

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mating pair

Photo Details - ©Nicky Davis
Located 8 September, 2011 at 9840 South Jordan River Parkway, Salt Lake County, Utah

  • 1 to 1 1/2 inches long. 
  • Male upper abdomen is deep red with black markings on the lower sides. 
  • The top of segments 8 and 9  are black. 
  • They have 3 black, irregular stripes on the sides of the thorax. 
  • Eyes and face are dark orange-red.
  • The wings are a rust color  from the base  to the  nodus (slight bend in a tthe wing).
  • The female is yellow instead of red and sometimes the wings are not as colored as the male. 
  • The immature male is colored like the female.

lib-ell-YEW-lid-ee   sim-PEAT-rum   

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