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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Sympetrum corruptum - Variegated Meadowhawk

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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)
Species corruptum (Variegated Meadowhawk)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sympetrum corruptum (Hagen)
Orig. Comb: Mesothemis corrupta Hagen 1861
Syn: Tarnetrum corruptum (Hagen)
medium, 37 mm
mottled red, white and brown. See Stokes (1)
Western half of the US, but can be seen anywhere as they wander eastward
Spring-Fall, yr round in CA-AZ, TX (BG data)
Print References
Koehler, C.S. 1965. Migration of the dragonfly, Tarnetrum corruptum (Hagen). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 41(1): 66-67.
Macy, R.W. 1949. On a migration of Tarnetrum corruptum (Hagen) (Odonata) in Western Oregon. Canadian Entomologist 81: 50-51.
Opler, P.A. 1971. Mass movement of Tarnetrum corruptum (Odonata : Libellulidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 47(3): 223.
Internet References
Scanned images (University of Puget Sound, WA): mature male; teneral (immature) male; immature female
Works Cited
1.Stokes Beginner's Guide to Dragonflies
Donald and Lillian Stokes. 2002. Little, Brown and Company.