Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Autumn Meadowhawk, formerly called the Yellow-legged Meadowhawk, is a slender, pale, late-flying species. It has minimal black markings and the wings are slightly amber at the bases. Males and some mature females have red abdomens. In younger individuals, the abdomen is brown. The legs are yellow, except in some mature males, which have reddish-brown legs.
Photo courtesy of Loren and Babs Padelford.
Size: 31-35 mm (1.2-1.4 in)
Habitat: ponds, marshes and slow streams
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, NM, CO, MO, IA, MN
Flight season: early July to mid October
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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