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Taxonomic Hierarchy for Freshwater Invertebrate Collection


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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).

Taxonomic Hierarchy for Freshwater Invertebrate Collection