Ruby Meadowhawk - Sympetrum rubicundulum (Say, 1839)

This is a species of concern. Please report any encounters to Odonata Central.

Range & Habitat:

Individuals that seem to fall definitively in this group have been observed in a few counties. More work is needed to remove confusion about this and closely related species.

Elsewhere, seems to be more commonly associated with temporary ponds than others in the complex.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 15 September
Late Date: 28 September

Flight season charts created from records in the official database maintained by Allen Barlow.

Male Lateral - Photo by Jim Bangma
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A little red bug with black triangles down the sides of the abdomen and a yellowish face. Not identifiable in the field in New Jersey; click here for a discussion of this complex.


Conservation Status:
State: SU Degree of rarity uncertain, need more information
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range