Subject: Dragonfly ID
Location: Butler, PA
August 13, 2014 7:14 am
I found this dragonfly at Jennings Environmental Education Center in Butler county, PA. Having trouble finding it in the books. Best I can come up with is Black Meadowhawk, a young one.
We cannot say for certain that your identification of a Black Meadowhawk is correct, however your individual does look very similar to this female Black Meadowhawk, Sympetrum danae, that is posted on BugGuide. We do believe you have the family Libellulidae, the Skimmers correct. Perhaps one of our readers will be able to provide some information.