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Genus Sympetrum - Meadowhawks

Cardinal Meadowhawk  Sympetrum illotum - Sympetrum illotum - male Dragonfly - Sympetrum - Sympetrum - male Meadowhawk - Sympetrum semicinctum - male dragonfly - Sympetrum Pink dragonfly - Sympetrum Boggs - Sympetrum Sympetrum  - Sympetrum mating Dragonflies in Flight - Sympetrum corruptum
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
Male caudal appendages are useful for separating species into 2 groups, e.g.,
Hamules may be useful for species ID