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Dragonfly ID Help

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by photofox, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. photofox

    photofox

    189
    Jun 8, 2008
    Over here
    A few from the garden today, found this Dragonfly (ID help appreciated) resting on a fern branch. C&C appreciated. Thanks in advance. :) 

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  2. I know what I think it is but without knowing where "over here" is I won't say. There are species in Europe and other places which look similar to North American species and similar but different species on the E. and W. sides of North America, so .......

    Larry
     
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  3. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    Oregon
    I would guess it is some sort of Meadowhawk (Sympetrum).

    As Larry said, not knowing where you are, could really affect the ID accuracy, as a lot of these species appear very similar.
     
  4. photofox

    photofox

    189
    Jun 8, 2008
    Over here
    Oops, sorry about that. I'm in Northern California.
     
  5. In that case I'll call it a Variegated meadowhawk (female). Nice shots, BTW

    Cheers,

    Larry
     
  6. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    Oregon
    My guess would be the Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum). Larry may be a better resource, but thats my choice....
     
  7. Nice set, Nigel!

    Like #3 the best!
     
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