Variegated Meadowhawk - Sympetrum corruptum (Hagen, 1861)

Range & Habitat:

Apparently a vagrant from the south or west, there is only one record (2008) since 1994.

In its range, it frequents all sorts of slow and still water, most often in open, even barren terrain.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 28 June
Late Date: 28 October

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

Male Lateral - Photo by Jim Bangma
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Recognized by the pattern of almost rectangular spots of brown and red on the abdomen. Females have a similar pattern in brown and white. As males mature they become more red, but the distinctive pattern should still be recognizable.


Conservation Status:
State: SZN An occasional vagrant, no mapable populations
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range