Nature Photography

Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)

It’s the first time, I see dragon flies flying in tandem around. As they settled for a moment on a leave, I was able to take a picture. I then learned that flying in tandem (tandem linkage) is part of the mating behavior. The male clasps the female by the neck and once he has her tightly, they fly around as tandem.

After first look at the pictures, I have mistaken them as White-faced Meadowhawk. But white-faced meadowhawk has black legs where as these ones, Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum) have brownish, yellowish legs. Once you know its easy ;)

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