Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Cherry-faced Meadowhawk has a bright red abdomen with prominent black triangles on the sides. It has a red face, an unmarked red thorax, black legs, and reddish wing veins. The stigmas are paler at each end. The sexes are similar, but juveniles are yellow-orange.
Cherry-faced Meadowhawk male
Size: 21-36 mm (0.8-1.4 in)
Habitat: marshy areas of ponds, lakes and slow streams
Great Plains Range: OK, KS, NE, SD, ND, NM, CO, WY, MT, MO, IA, MN
Flight season: early June to late September
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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