Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Striped Meadowhawk is a brownish western species with two or three whitish stripes on each side of the thorax. The abdomen in mature males is reddish. Females and young males have brownish-yellow abdomens. Both sexes have some black on the sides and underside of the abdomen.
Newly emerged Striped Meadowhawk
Size: 34-38 mm (1.3-1.5 in)
Habitat: ponds and vegetated streams
Great Plains Range: NE, SD, ND, NM, CO, WY, MT
Flight season: early July to late August
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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