Species - Sympetrum danae

Taxonomic Hierarchy for Freshwater Invertebrate Collection


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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).

Taxonomic Hierarchy for Freshwater Invertebrate Collection