Common Names: Cherry-faced meadowhawk
Its abdomen is brown, turning dark red at maturity in both sexes. The sides of the abdomen are marked with black triangles and the legs are black. Some females have amber in basal areas of their wings. As their name suggests, faces are dark red when mature. Size is approximately 21 to 36 mm. This species overlaps with and is difficult to distinguish from the ruby, saffron-winged, and white-faced meadowhawks.