Details - ©Nicky Davis
River Migratory Bird Refuge, Box Elder County, Utah - July 30, 2006
Meadowhawk was eating a damselfly.
length of 1 5/8 to 1
11/16 inches. Adult Male thorax may be
marked with a pair of yellow spots. The abdomen pattern is red,
pink, and golden brown. The leading wing edges have pinkish wing
veins. Mature females are marked
similarly but with less red. Immature males and females are paler
and mottled with pale green, pale yellow, golden brown, and
orange. The leading edges of the wings have brownish veins.
OdonataCentral - Dragonflies and Damselflies of North America #
OC 7111 on July 5, 2006.