The Saffron-winged Meadowhawk is a member of the genus Sympetrum. Males are mostly red and brown with a reddish face and reddish-orange veins at the front of each wing. Females are yellow with red eyes and yellow veins at the front of each wings
Saffron-winged Meadowhawks are often more skittish than other species of Meadowhawks. Males on territory usually perch low on vegetation that over hangs the water. They also appear to hover over the water more than most other species of Meadowhawks.
Marshes, ponds and lakes with a lot of emergent vegetation, also sometimes bogs
Females lay eggs either solo or in tandem by dipping the tip of their abdomen into shallow open water or along a wet shoreline
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