Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Blue-faced Meadowhawk is a slender dragonfly which has a blue-green forehead and a whitish lower face. The thorax is gray and the legs are tan. Mature males have a red abdomen, banded with black. In females and young males, the abdomen is brown with dark banding. They may be difficult to find due to their habit of perching in shade above eye level.
Blue-faced Meadowhawk male
Size: 36-38mm (1.4-1.5 in)
Habitat: ponds, marshes and swamps with some shade
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, MO, IA
Flight season: mid July to early September
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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