Variegated Meadowhawk
( Sympetrum corruptum )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Sympetrum corruptum
(Hagen ,1861 )
Common Name:Variegated Meadowhawk
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Odonata
Family:Libellulidae
Genus:Sympetrum
Taxon Code:ODO00350
ITIS/TSN:101594

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Bay Point Regional Shoreline, Bay Point Regional Shoreline, Bay Point Regional Shoreline, McAvoy Road, Bay Point
County:Contra Costa County
ECI Site#:CAEB040000
Open Space Location:Bay Point Regional Shoreline

RECOGNITION
Description
Mostly brown, in the Bay Area and mottled with red, white and brown. The abdomen bottom is lined with prominent half-domes that are silvery with dark borders. The thorax has 2 light-colored bands with a yellow dot where the bands begin.
Body Length
37-49 mm.

BIOLOGY
Habitat
S. corruptum live near ponds, lakes, and swamps, but can be seen in fields and gardens far away from waterways.
Range
Western half and south central United States, southern Canada and Mexico, but this dragonfly can be seen anywhere as they wander eastward. It migrates as far south as Honduras, and as far west as eastern Asia.
Active Period
Spring to Fall, and year-round from California to Arizona, and Texas.

CREDITS
Photographer
Mike Dame
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Species Sympetrum corruptum - Variegated Meadowhawk. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/6538). Accessed September 4, 2016. .
ITIS.
Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum). (http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/68138-Sympetrum-corruptum). Accessed September 4, 2016.
Variegated meadowhawk. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variegated_meadowhawk). Accessed September 4, 2016.


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