White-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly – 8/11/12

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 8/11/12

Observation Time: 11:30 a.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond Road bridge over Billings Brook

Common Name: White-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly

Scientific Name: Sympetrum obtrusum

Comments: Adult males are identifiable by a distinctive pure white face and red body. Juveniles and younger females have a yellow abdomen. Older females have olive-brown or reddish-brown abdomen.

More Information: Wikipedia

White-faced Meadowhawk Dragonfly