Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Sympetrum internum - Cherry-faced Meadowhawk

Sympetrum - ? - Sympetrum internum Western Meadowhawk? - Sympetrum internum Cherry-faced Meadowhawk - Sympetrum internum - male Cherry-faced Meadowhawk? - Sympetrum internum - male Sympetrum internum - male Sympetrum internum - female Sympetrum internum - female cherry-faced meadowhawk - Sympetrum internum - male
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)
Species internum (Cherry-faced Meadowhawk)
Identification
See comments under rubicundulum. S. internum and S. rubicundulum are most likely conspecific.
See Also
Ruby Meadowhawk - Males in the east can only be distinguished by the shape of the hamuli; a ventral view is the best for distinguishing them, as the shape of the dorsolateral lobe is the most noticeable difference (roughly triangular in shape on Cherry-faced, scoop-shaped on Ruby). Females can be distinguished by a close-up view of the subgenital plates.
White-faced Meadowhawk - Males distinguished by clean white face (Cherry-faced Meadowhawks can have a dirty white face, but it is never bright, clean white like on White-faced). Females can only be distinguished by a close-up view of the subgenital plates.