Red-veined Meadowhawk
Location: Nose Hill Park, Calgary, AB
Date: July 13, 2008
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Variegated Meadowhawk

Common Name:  Red-veined Meadowhawk

Latin Name:  Sympetrum madidum (Hagen, 1861)
                        (L. de March, det.)

Length:  39 mm

Range:   Alberta

Habitat:  Marshes, sedge fens and saline grassland ponds

Time of year seen:  May to October

Diet: Soft-bodied flying Insects

Other: An uncommon species.  Females and juvenile males have similar coloration to the Variegated Meadowhawk, but with all black legs and no yellow spots at base of white stripes.


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