|Immature female, central Connecticut|
|Mature male, Temagami, Ontario|
The White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum) is a dragonfly of the genus Sympetrum. It is found in the northern United States and southern Ontario. Adult males are identifiable by a distinctive pure white face and red bodies.
Juvenile White-faced Meadowhawks are almost indistinguishable from the Ruby and Cherry-faced Meadowhawks. The three species habitats also overlap extensively. White-faces can be identified by having white faces, as the name implies, at maturity.
- Dunkle, S.W., Dragonflies through Binoculars: A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North America. New York:Oxford University Press, 2000:201.
- Species Sympetrum obtrusum - White-Faced Meadowhawk, BugGuide.Net
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