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Mating dragonflies -- White-faced Meadowhawk (?)

Sympetrum obtrusum

Dragonflies found mating on branches of a Buttonbush at a shallow, stony creek near the Depot Lake trail. Male of this species is red with black abdominal triangles, a reddish brown thorax, and a white face. Female is similarly marked, but with yellow in place of red.

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