Range & Habitat:
Vagrant? One record from Hunterdon County in 1973.
Normally found north of New Jersey.
Elsewhere it tends to be found along gravelly or sandy lakes
The females are quite readily recognized by the prominent
yellowish veins along the leading edge of the wing.
In males this coloration may fade as they mature, and the
legs range from light brown to dark. The abdomen is mostly
red, with variable black dorsally and laterally on the terminal
This combines to make them resemble
Autumn Meadowhawks; the author wonders whether
additional vagrants may be missed among the hordes of that
species in late summer and early fall. Definitive ID of
some individuals would depend on critical examination of
Conservation Status:State: ? -
Global: G5 - Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range
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