Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)

Widespread and common in western US & Canada; strays/wanders eastward. This species should be called "variable meadowhawk" as it seems to be variable in size, color pattern and exact range! It's a rare stray in the fall to North Carolina with only a couple modern records including the one below.
Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Cape Hatteras lighthouse area, Dare Co., NC
17 Oct 2019

This individual is approximately the second NC record.

Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Cape Hatteras lighthouse area, Dare Co., NC
17 Oct 2019
Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Cape Hatteras lighthouse area, Dare Co., NC
17 Oct 2019
Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Cape Hatteras lighthouse area, Dare Co., NC
17 Oct 2019

Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum) Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Sierra Co., CA
14 July 2007
Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum) Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Sierra Co., CA
14 July 2007

Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum) Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Mono Co., CA
12 July 2007
Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum) Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Mono Co., CA
12 July 2007
Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum) Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Mono Co., CA
12 July 2007
Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum) Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Alabama Hills area of Inyo Co., CA
19 July 2007

Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum) Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Missoula Co., MT
7 Sep 2013

Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum) Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Missoula Co., MT
13 Sep 2014

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