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Sympetrum genus

This is the world macro photography opens up to you, right in your very own back yard. I often noticed dragonflies in our yard during the summer months, of all shapes and sizes. They're especially prevalent when mosquitoes and other little pests are flitting around, so I'm always grateful to see them darting through the yard in search of prey.  One behavior I've often noticed is that they'll follow me as I mow the yard, presumably to pick off the tiny critters that are kicked up by my moving through the yard. On this day in August of 2015, I was mowing the yard and noticed several of these guys.  I stopped for a moment to grab a photo of one sitting on a dead flower head.  This is a small dragonfly in the Meadowhawk genus of Sympetrum.

Meadowhawk - Sympetrum genus

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