Genus - Sympetrum

Taxonomic Hierarchy for Freshwater Invertebrate Collection


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4 results for "Sympetrum"

Sympetrum costiferum

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Sympetrum danae

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Common NameBlack Meadowhawk SeasonalityFlight season is from late June to mid September or October (Hutchings and Halstead 2011). IdentificationApproximately 3 centimeter meadowhawk with black and yellow patterns. Males are almost entirely black with few yellow stripes and have metallic face. Females have reddish-brown eyes with pale green colours. The thorax and abdomen is mostly yellow with black stripes on lateral sides and the costal veins on both wings are yellow. Immature adults are yellow with lighter black or brown patterns on thorax and abdomen, and will gradually turn darker as they become mature (Paulson 2009).

Sympetrum internum

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

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).

Sympetrum sp.

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Taxonomic Hierarchy for Freshwater Invertebrate Collection