Sympetrum obtrusum


Common Names: White-faced meadowhawk
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Dragonflies


Adult males are identifiable by a distinctive pure white face and red bodies. Juvenile White-faced Meadowhawks are almost indistinguishable from the Ruby and Cherry-faced Meadowhawks. The three species habitats also overlap extensively. White-faces can be identified by having white faces, as the name implies, at maturity. Size is typically 30 to 35 mm.

Found near marshes, ponds, lakes, slow-moving streams, occasionally bogs.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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