Sympetrum illotum (Hagen, 1861)
S. illotum (male) – Ice House Lake, WA – June 15, 2012
S. illotum (male) – Vancouver, WA – May 9, 2012
S. illotum (male) – San Mateo County, California – May 23, 2006
Quick Identification Tips
Closely related to the South American species Sympetrum gilvum.
Observed nearly year round in California. The first meadowhawk to emerge, with the exception of the migrant S. corruptum.