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Genus Sympetrum - Meadowhawks

Dragonfly - Sympetrum Mating Dragonflies - Sympetrum vicinum - male - female Meadowhawk - Sympetrum Autumn Meadowhawk Dragonfly - Sympetrum vicinum Meadowhawk - Sympetrum vicinum Female Band-winged Meadowhawk Dragonfly - Sympetrum semicinctum - female Sympetrum - Sympetrum obtrusum - male Cherry-faced Meadowhawk - Sympetrum internum - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Libellulidae (Skimmers)
Genus Sympetrum (Meadowhawks)
Identification
This can be a very difficult genus to identify. Photos of the hamuli (on males) or subgenital plate (on females) are necessary to confirm the identification of some species.