Thorax and Head
Details - ©Nicky
Creek, Juab County, Utah - GPS 39° 28' 55.09" N, 111°58'
27.63" W - Elevation 5077 feet. June 07, 2006.
1. Full lateral View
2. Head and Thorax, dorsal
3. Head and Thorax, lateral
4., 5. Wings
6., 7., 8. Appendages
to 1 1/2 inches long.
- Male red with pale face, clear
rust colored vein, velvety dots at the wing to body joint
- rounded black
marks on the lower abdomen and 2 pale top and side
- No other meadowhawk has
the top stripes.
immature male is golden and the female is reddish brown or a tawny
- They fly from April to
November and prefer ponds and lakes