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Libellulidae - Sympetrum semicinctum

Libellulidae - Sympetrum semicinctum
Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, USA
July 9, 2011

Moved from Meadowhawks.

S. semicinctum
I lightened the photo to see the pattern at the end of the abdomen more clearly, and this is S. semicinctum.

Moved from Dragonflies.

At first glance this could be mistaken for a Band-winged Meadowhawk but it lacks the necessary markings on the abdomen. The stigma aren't long-enough for Saffron-winged. I would guess that this is most likely a Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (also a slim chance it could be White-faced) but examination of the private parts would be necessary for a positive ID.

Moved from ID Request.

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