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Genus Sympetrum - Meadowhawks

Ruby Meadowhawk - Sympetrum - male Dragonfly # 1_MG_3235 - Sympetrum Sympetrum? - Sympetrum vicinum Red dragonfly - Sympetrum obtrusum Autumn meadowhawk? - Sympetrum vicinum Cherry-faced Meadowhawk - Sympetrum internum - male Variegated Meadowhawk - Sympetrum corruptum - male - female Sympetrum semicinctum? - Sympetrum semicinctum
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.