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Washington meadowhawk - Sympetrum semicinctum

Washington meadowhawk - Sympetrum semicinctum
Richards Rd, Just W. of Prosser, Benton County, Washington, USA
July 4, 2007
Size: WS 40mm
In the month of July, thousands of these meadowhawks can be found hunting and perching within approximately 1/2 acre on our land. As we build up a diverse population of insects on our flower farm, the dragonfly populations skyrocket, too. Literally, every little stick and flower bud has a perching dragonfly or two on it for a 2-3 week period each summer, and clouds of them float around us as we walk through the gardens. I assume they're breeding in the irrigation ditch that runs behind our property. An odanatists dream!

Moved
Moved from Meadowhawks.

Western Meadohawk?
Looks a bit like the W. Meadowhawk in wing pattern and tail markings, but I'm absolutely not sure!

 
Certainly looks like Western
to us, though we thought we read a comment where they may have been merged with semicinctum. For now, BugGuide has them separate

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