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Posts Tagged: Variegated Meadowhawk

Don't You Just Love Those Dragonflies?

Red flame skimmer or firecracker skimmer (Libellula saturata). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Don't you just love those dragonflies? We watch them circle our fish pond, grab flying insects in mid-air, and then touch down on a bamboo stake in our yard to eat them. Some dragonflies stay for hours; others for what seems like half a second. Some let...

Red flame skimmer or firecracker skimmer (Libellula saturata). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Red flame skimmer or firecracker skimmer (Libellula saturata). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Red flame skimmer or firecracker skimmer (Libellula saturata). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Variegated meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Variegated meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Variegated meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Red-veined meadowhawk (Sympetrium madidum). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Red-veined meadowhawk (Sympetrium madidum). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Red-veined meadowhawk (Sympetrium madidum). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Ode to the Meadowhawk

Variegated meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, glows in the early morning. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're around creeks, ponds and irrigation ditches, watch for the dragonflies. We spotted scores of variegated meadowhawks (Sympetrum corruptum) last Sunday along an irrigation ditch bordering a sunflower field in Winters, Calif. Like helicopters,...

Variegated meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, glows in the early morning. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Variegated meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, glows in the early morning. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Variegated meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, glows in the early morning. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A camouflaged variegated meadowhawk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A camouflaged variegated meadowhawk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A camouflaged variegated meadowhawk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dragonfly mating ritual. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dragonfly mating ritual. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dragonfly mating ritual. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Not Just the Bees

Tiny Hover Fly

It's not just the honey bees that will be foraging in the half-acre Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. Scores of native bees and other insects will be there, too. They already are. A weekend visit to the haven, a bee friendly...

Tiny Hover Fly
Tiny Hover Fly

THIS TINY HOVER FLY is nectaring on a strawberry blossom at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee friendly garden being developed on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. This hover fly is most likely from the genus Paragus sp., said UC Davis emeritus professor and pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dragonfly on Sage
Dragonfly on Sage

THIS VARIEGATED MEADOWHAWK DRAGONFLY, Sympetrum corrugatum, family Libellulidae, rests on sage at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 5, 2009 at 6:20 PM
 
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