Male 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 brightly-colored red male was easy to identify by the two yellow spots on either side of its body.
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