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Genus Sympetrum - Meadowhawks

Red-Veined Meadowhawk Dragonfly - Sympetrum madidum Red-veined Meadowhawk - Sympetrum madidum - male Autumn Meadowhawk - Sympetrum vicinum - male meadowhawk - Sympetrum - female Dragonfly - Sympetrum corruptum - male Dragonfly - Sympetrum semicinctum Carden Alvar - Sympetrum semicinctum - female White-Faced Meadowhawk ? - Sympetrum
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.