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White-faced Meadowhawk, Sympetrum obtrusum  mating - Sympetrum obtrusum - male - female

White-faced Meadowhawk, Sympetrum obtrusum mating - Sympetrum obtrusum - Male Female
30km north of Kenora, North Western, Ontario, Canada
August 15, 2008
Size: small
White-faced Meadowhawk, Sympetrum obtrusum


Lots of mating pairs about.

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Moved
Moved from Meadowhawks.

Nice try
We wish it were that easy! What Michelle means is extremely close examination of the reproductive organs (which are currently all in use in your photo). The males' hamules (located under S2 (the part that the tip of the females abdomen is touching)) and the females' vulvar laminae (located under S8/S9 (the part near the males' hamules)).

A species of Meadowhawk
This is one of the Sympetrum and probably Sympetrum rubicundulum (Ruby Meadowhawk)as told by the black legs and whitish face. A positive ID would only come from extremely close examination.

Michelle

Meadowhawks
Can't tell species. Great shot though.

 
Symperum obtusum
This one is easy. The only species in the area with a white face is White-faced, Sympetrum obtrusum

Larry

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