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Variegated Meadowhawk

Sympetrum corruptum

Photo © by Michael Plagens

This dragonfly was photographed along Cave Creek in the Tonto National Forest, Maricopa Co., Arizona on Oct. 2, 2005

Libelulidae -- Skimmer Dragonfly Family

'Variegated' in the common name refers to the multiple color patterns displayed by this species. Some of this variation can be seen at

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