Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Black Meadowhawk male is dark brown to black from its eyes to the tip of its abdomen. The female has green/brown eyes and a brown thorax with yellow spots on the sides. Her abdomen is brown with a black side stripe and a back top stripe towards the tip. It is easily distinguishable from other meadowhawks because of its dark color. It is distinguishable from whitefaces because it has a dark face.
Black Meadowhawk male
Size: 30-33 mm (1.2-1.3 in)
Habitat: shallow lakes, marshes
Great Plains Range: NE, SD, ND, NM, CO, WY, MT, IA, MN
Flight season: September
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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