Female Autumn Meadowhawk Dragonfly
There are many types of Meadowhawk dragonflies. They look very similar to each other! This specific one is the Autumn Meadowhawk, or Sympetrum vicinum. These photos were all taken in Sutton Massachusetts, and they are all of the female. You can tell it's female by its brown color - the Males are red. You can tell it's an Autumn Meadowhawk by its brown legs. And also, if it's September, by this point pretty much only the Autumn Meadowhawk is left in Massachusetts.
These following photos were taken on our porch in September. It was on the same day as the red male on the male page was taken, in the same location.
This next set is from August 27, 2013. So nearly September :).
These are from August 26, 2013.
Autumn Meadowhawk Dragonfly Main Page
Dragonflies in Sutton Massachusetts
Animals and Birds in Sutton Massachusetts
Sutton Massachusetts Photo Collection