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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Ruby Meadowhawk?

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neefman

neefman
East Bridgewater, MA

July 22, 2013
7:32 AM

Post #9608150

This one is so brilliantly red - more red than other Ruby Meadowhawks I've seen. Still I'm pretty sure that's what this is. Am I correct?

Thanks!

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

July 22, 2013
10:46 AM

Post #9608353

That seems likely, but as you likely already know, the whjte-faced and cherry-faced meadowhawks can be very similar in appearance. Complicating this is that New England populations of the cherry-faced meadowhawks can have a tan face (like the ruby) instead of red.

neefman

neefman
East Bridgewater, MA

July 22, 2013
3:57 PM

Post #9608715

I love those impossible IDs. happens with birds and trees too. There's always gotta be some species that have to cause problems. :)

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