Mature Female Variegated Meadowhawk
Female Variegated Meadowhawk
Common throughout most of North America, the variegated meadowhawk is a small-to medium dragonfly in the skimmer family that can be found near ponds and somewhat stagnant water where it actively hunts and devours large numbers of mosquitos, like this one was doing next to a recently dried-up pond in Pharr, Texas. This female is easy to identify by the two yellow spots at the bottom of the two whitish lines on either side of its body.
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