This group consists of two species—the Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum) and the closely related, allopatric Spot-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum signiferum). The later of these is known from perrennial streams in two counties in southeast Arizona but ranges south in Mexico as far as Durango and Nayarit.
The Autumn Meadowhawk is a widespread eastern species, with a discontinuous population in the northwest. In the east this is a very common species. It is the latest observed, with numerous records from November and December, and the most arboreal
S. signiferum (male) – Scotia Canyon, AZ – October 19, 2014
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