Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
Saffron-winged Meadowhawks have yellow on the leading edges of their wings; however, this disappears as they age. Both sexes have bodies with a minimum of dark markings. Young males and some females are brown to dull yellow. Older males and some females are red.
Saffron-winged Meadowhawk male
Size: 31-37 mm (1.2-1.5 in)
Habitat: ponds; tolerates alkaline and saline conditions
Great Plains Range: KS, NE, SD, ND, NM, CO, WY, MT, MO, IA, MN
Flight season: late June to mid October
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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