Species Details

Sympetrum internum

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Common NameCherry-faced Meadowhawk SeasonalityFlight season is from June to September or October (Paulson 2009). IdentificationApproximately 3 cm red meadowhawk with reddish face, yellowish wing bases, and black legs. Black stripes are found on the lateral sides of abdomen. Males have red eyes whereas females have brownish red eyes. Immatures have yellowish face and yellowish brown body. Both the face and the body turn red as they reach maturity (Paulson 2009).

Scientific Name Sympetrum internum Common Name Cherry-faced Meadowhawk Seasonality Flight season is from June to September or October (Paulson 2009). Identification
Approximately 3 cm red meadowhawk with reddish face, yellowish wing bases, and black legs. Black stripes are found on the lateral sides of abdomen. Males have red eyes whereas females have brownish red eyes. Immatures…
Approximately 3 cm red meadowhawk with reddish face, yellowish wing bases, and black legs. Black stripes are found on the lateral sides of abdomen. Males have red eyes whereas females have brownish red eyes. Immatures have yellowish face and yellowish brown body. Both the face and the body turn red as they reach maturity (Paulson 2009).
Life History
Males creates small territories that are often close to other males' territories at dry grassy basins (Paulson 2009). The mating season recorded ranges from late July to mid August (Cannings and Cannings 1997). They…
Males creates small territories that are often close to other males' territories at dry grassy basins (Paulson 2009). The mating season recorded ranges from late July to mid August (Cannings and Cannings 1997). They mate in a wheel position often for an extended period of time. Oviposition can be either solo or in tandem (Paulson 2009), meaning the female’s head is grasped by male’s abdominal tip. The female drops her eggs on dried up pond basins or in wet lawns below knee height (Paulson 2009). Eggs hatches when the places are filled with water. Adults emerges between late June and late July (Cannings and Cannings 1997).
Conservation Very widespread species in North America (Lung and Sommer 2001). Diet Info
Bottom dwelling aquatic nymphs feed on many small soft body arthropods and vertebrates in water. Terrestrial adults feed on many small flying insects such as diptera, flying ants and termites, or moths (Lung and Sommer 2001).
Bottom dwelling aquatic nymphs feed on many small soft body arthropods and vertebrates in water. Terrestrial adults feed on many small flying insects such as diptera, flying ants and termites, or moths (Lung and Sommer 2001).
Range Found from Newfoundland west to central Yukon; from southern Alaska south to central California, northern Taxes, and North Carolina (Catling 2007).
Sympetrum internum
Sympetrum internum

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"Sympetrum internum, Freshwater Invertebrate Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/5-28901. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Odonata Suborder Anisoptera Family Libellulidae Genus Sympetrum Species Sympetrum internum
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

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This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Authorship

Name Leu, H.
Role species page author
Date 2013

References

Specimen Information

There are 8 specimens of this Species.

7 results plotted on map in 2 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

IN939 - Sympetrum internum

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBaker, R. L. Date Collected1979-07-01

IN940 - Sympetrum internum

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBaker, R. L. Date Collected1979-07-21

IN941 - Sympetrum internum

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBaker, R. L. Date Collected1979-08-19

IN942 - Sympetrum internum

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBaker, R. L. Date Collected1979-08-26

IN1483 - Sympetrum internum

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Cortes Island Collected ByBaker, R. L. Date Collected1980-07-14

IN1484 - Sympetrum internum

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBaker, R. L.

IN1485 - Sympetrum internum

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBaker, R. L. Date Collected1979-08-06

IN1576 - Sympetrum internum

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Cynthia Collected ByBaker, R. L. Date Collected1979-08-10