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

Variegated Meadowhawk

Hi Anna,
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.”

Hi Daniel,
Thank you very much!  I believe that is what it is.  Wish I had your knack for bug identification.

Thanks Anna,
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.

Location: California

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