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 Variegated Meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, female from Ajo, AZ - Sympetrum corruptum - female

Variegated Meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, female from Ajo, AZ - Sympetrum corruptum - Female
Ajo, on the edge of the road in the desert besides a wooded arroyo, about 1 mile from the Country Club, Arizona, USA
November 30, 2015
Size: around 2 inches long
Unknown dragonfly perched on a creosote bush. The Country Club, to my knowledge, is the only source of water (one pond) in the area.

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Sympetrum corruptum
The boot-shaped anal vein in the hindwing means this is a libellulid, while the coloration of the thorax and abdomen, and particularly the two-colored, white and orange-brown pterostigma (wing spot) suggest that this is a Sympetrum corruptum female.

 
Sympetrum corruptum, female from Ajo, AZ - Female
Thank you very much for the ID and Merry Xmas.

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