Western Meadowhawk
Location: Crow Indian Lake, AB
Date: Aug. 17, 2012
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Western Meadowhawk

Common Name:  Western Meadowhawk

Latin Name:  Sympetrum occidentale Walker, 1951
                        (R. Bercha, det.)

Length:  34 to 36 mm

Range:   Alberta

Habitat:  Shallow, grassy and reedy ponds, lakes and marshes

Time of year seen:  June to October (Additional Sightings)

Diet: Soft-bodied flying Insects

Other: The wide band of rusty brown on the basal half of the wings is a distinguishing characteristic.


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