"Eastern" Cherry-faced Meadowhawk - Sympetrum internum(janae?) (Montgomery, 1943)

Range & Habitat:

All over the @#$% place. Most of the individuals of this complex observed in NJ appear to be of this type.


Flight Season:
Early Date: 1 January
Late Date: 1 January

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 dirty face. Not identifiable in the field in New Jersey, click here for a discussion of this complex.

We consider this critter to be a race or form of Cherry-faced Meadowhawk although a few consider it a separate species, Jane's Meadowhawk. It is not included in the official NJ checklist total, although we display it here since it is the commonest of this complex throughout New Jersey.


Conservation Status: