Band-winged Meadowhawk / Sympétrum semi-ambré
Size/taille: 24-31 mm
Flight period: In New Brunswick, it emerges in early July and flies into early November, making it one of the very last species on the wing. Only the Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum) has been recorded later.
Above: Male in flight, Pelerin, NB, August 23rd, 2011
Below: Band-winged Meadowhawk pair, Pelerin, August, 2011
Nature Notes: On average, this is the smallest of the seven species of Meadowhawk found in New Brunswick. Apparently the larvae of this species are rather susceptible to fish predation, so their distribution is somewhat more patchy and localized than other species.
Thanks guys! I am working on one about the Autumn Meadowhawk as we speak. It should be up here within the hour...