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Meadowhawk Dragonfly

The Meadowhawk Dragonfly is a major insect hunter as well as anything small that moves including tiny fish and tadpoles. They are easily recognized by the males' bright red color.   high-res

Meadowhawk Dragonflies have a habit of sitting on sunlit rocks, where they absort the heat given off by the rocks.   high-res

The female Meadowhawk Dragonfly is brownish with a bit of red, but not nearly as bright as the males.   high-res

This Meadowhawk Dragonfly couple is in the middle of their mating flight. During mating, they fly around, connected like this for several hours and after mating is complete, the female hovers over water and lays her eggs on the surface.   high-res

The Meadowhawk Dragonfly, a ferocious insect killer.

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