Sympetrum rubicundulum

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Ruby Meadowhawk
Ruby Meadowhawks mating, Ottawa.jpg
Mating pair in wheel position,[1] male on top
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S. rubicundulum
Binomial name
Sympetrum rubicundulum
(Say, 1839)

The Ruby Meadowhawk (Sympetrum rubicundulum) is a species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae. It is found in northern United States and southern Ontario, Canada. Adult males are identifiable by a distinctive orange to brown face and red bodies. Females faces have same colours as males; bodies are brown to dark-red.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Dunkle, S.W., Dragonflies through Binoculars: A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North America. New York:Oxford University Press, 2000:200.

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