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Mature male yellow-legged meadowhawk dragonfly observed soaking up the sun's rays in mid-October.

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Autumn Meadowhawk - Photo (c) Vicki DeLoach, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
hartvillestuff's ID: Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Posted by hartvillestuff about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Autumn Meadowhawk - Photo (c) Vicki DeLoach, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
molajen's ID: Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Posted by molajen about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, Kent. Although it's hard to see that the legs are yellowish-brown in the harsh lighting of the photo, and I don't have a shot of the face of the insect, I can make out yellowish-brown haze at the base of the hind wings. The fact that it was flying in mid-October is also consistent with the species.

Posted by molajen about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Your points are spot on. Date is crucial. The yellow legs are super obvious sometimes, and not yellow at all others.

Posted by hartvillestuff about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Autumn Meadowhawk - Photo (c) Vicki DeLoach, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
molajen's ID: Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Autumn Meadowhawk - Photo (c) Vicki DeLoach, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
Community ID: Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
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