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Genus Sympetrum - Meadowhawks

Ruby Meadowhawk - Sympetrum - male dragonfly with red body - Sympetrum vicinum Unknown Meadowhawk? - Sympetrum obtrusum - male Band-winged Meadowhawk - Sympetrum semicinctum - female 6007990 Sympetrum - Sympetrum - female Dragonfly 053014 - Sympetrum ambiguum dragonfly - Sympetrum illotum Autumn Meadowhawk - Sympetrum vicinum - female
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.