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Genus Sympetrum - Meadowhawks

Red-Veined Meadowhawk - Sympetrum madidum Meadowhawk - Sympetrum Cherry-faced meadowhawk??? (DDF1111) - Sympetrum Sympetrum  rubicundulum? - Sympetrum Meadowhawk Dragonfly - Sympetrum vicinum Meadowhawk - Sympetrum cherry-faced meadowhawk - Sympetrum internum - male Autumn Meadowhawk - Sympetrum - male
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.