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Meadowhawk...Sympetrum sp. - rubicundulum or internum? - Sympetrum - male

Meadowhawk...Sympetrum sp. - rubicundulum or internum? - Sympetrum - Male
Weston, Vermont, USA
August 22, 2009
Size: 1.3"
I believe this is a male Ruby Meadowhawk, Sympetrum rubicundulum. But it could be the Cherry-faced Meadowhawk, Sympetrum internum. Is it possible to get a positive ID from these two images of the same individual?

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Meadowhawk...Sympetrum sp. - rubicundulum or internum? - Sympetrum - male Meadowhawk...Sympetrum sp. - rubicundulum or internum? - Sympetrum - male

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It is not possible from these images.

 
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I guessed it might be very difficult to distinguish between a Cherry-faced and a Ruby Meadowhawk from a photograph. If Sidney Dunkle ("Dragonflies through Binoculars") is correct (p.199), these two species hybridize in the east, making ID quite a challenge!

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