Make your own free website on Tripod.com
Dragonflies
Different types of Dragonflys2
Home
Dragonflies LifeCycle
Different types of Dragonflys
Different types of Dragonflys2
Dragonfly Myths
What do Dragonflys eat?
Fun Facts about Dragonflys
Dragonfly Facts
Damselfly
Dragonfly More facts

blue.jpeg

Variegated Meadowhawk
Sympetrum corruptum
Size:  medium; length 33-43 mm
Male: quite variable; usually an olive-green/gray and reddish plaid which turns redder as it ages; it has unique white "porthole-like" spots low along the abdomen sides; the thoracic stripes are not always complete but they always end in a yellow spot; the eyes are a Cranberry color and the stigma is bicolored
Female: less red; more muted &/or pastel
Behavior:  they hawk insects from a perch and it rests with its wings held downward and forward
Habitat: all slow water
SW flight period: year round, migratory; may over winter      SW distribution: all Southwestern states

sympetrum_pallipes.jpeg

Variegated Meadowhawk
Sympetrum corruptum
Size:  medium; length 33-43 mm
Male: quite variable; usually an olive-green/gray and reddish plaid which turns redder as it ages; it has unique white "porthole-like" spots low along the abdomen sides; the thoracic stripes are not always complete but they always end in a yellow spot; the eyes are a Cranberry color and the stigma is bicolored
Female: less red; more muted &/or pastel
Behavior:  they hawk insects from a perch and it rests with its wings held downward and forward
Habitat: all slow water
SW flight period: year round, migratory; may over winter      SW distribution: all Southwestern states
 

By Ashley M. Randall

next page

index page

nextpage3

nextpage4

nextpage5

nextpage6