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Unknown dragonfly - Sympetrum semicinctum

Unknown dragonfly - Sympetrum semicinctum
Rio Grande, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
August 19, 2013
Size: approx. 2.5 inches
Gold/yellow/orange dragonfly - I saw it a forest near the Rio Grande. Some sort of Pondhawk maybe? Anyone know the specific type? I appreciate it.

Moved from Dragonflies.

Sympetrum semicinctum (western subspecies)
I would agree.

Moved from ID Request.

Looks like a Sympetrum
maybe occidentale? Others will answer with more certainty, but it's a place to start. The western form of the Band-winged

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