Subject: Daniel – Another Dragonfly Request
Location: Hawthorne, CA
October 20, 2012 8:24 pm
Saw this out in the back today whilst trimming Marty’s beard & moustache. I know dragonflies aren’t your favorite identification requests, but maybe you will give it a try? It’s a very small dragonfly in comparison to others I’ve seen in the yard.
Signature: Thanks, Anna Carreon
We believe we have correctly identified your Dragonfly as a Variegated Meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, thanks to photos posted on BugGuide. The Variegated Meadowhawk is described on BugGuide as being: “mottled red, white and brown.”
Thank you very much! I believe that is what it is. Wish I had your knack for bug identification.
Though we cannot always remember names, we generally remember that we have identified a particular insect in the past, and like other times, we found this identification by searching our own archives.