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Genus Sympetrum - Meadowhawks

Blue-faced Meadowhawk 2 - Sympetrum ambiguum Striped Meadowhawk - Sympetrum pallipes - male dragonfly - Sympetrum semicinctum Teneral Meadowhawk - Sympetrum Sympetrum ID? - Sympetrum Autumn Meadowhawk - Sympetrum vicinum - female Unknown dragonfly - Sympetrum corruptum Sympetrum sp. - Sympetrum
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)
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.