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  • Autumn Meadowhawk

    (Sympetrum vicinum)

    This blue-listed (S3S4) dragonfly was photographed on a concrete dam in Hyacinthe Bay in June 2019.

    e-fauna BC notes: "The anal loop in the hindwing is distinctive: foot-shaped with a long toe. Most common around ponds, marshy lakeshores and sluggish streams, the adults dart about and most species spend a lot of time perched horizontally in the sun. Females lay eggs alone or in the company of guarding males. Most dip the tip of their abdomen into the water when releasing the eggs, but some will tap or splash the eggs into wet mud or moss, or simply flick them into a dry pond basin...the eggs will not hatch until submerged in water."

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