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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Sympetrum - Meadowhawks

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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.