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Hulio
Cranbrook
Canada

January 14, 2014
5:48 PM

Post #9748038

Hey, I saw one darner and one meadowhawk I'd like to identify more exactly. These were taken by some wetlands in southeast British Columbia. Thanks in advance for any help!!

Darner:
http://youtu.be/Hy-jtOfE4UU

Meadowhawk:
http://youtu.be/vmRudPSUSHY

Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

January 15, 2014
2:06 PM

Post #9748641

These would be easier to i.d. (or at least narrow down choices) if you had taken a few hi-res still photos instead of videos. As these stand, I hesitate to say much...
Hulio
Cranbrook
Canada

January 16, 2014
1:31 PM

Post #9749343

Fair enough. Sorry, all I have is videos.

I am leaning towards Sympetrum pallipes (striped meadowhawk) for the second one.

For the darner I think either:
Aeshna eremita (lake darner)
Aeshna interrupta (variable darner)
Aeshna canadensis (Canada darner)

I don't know if there is anything in the videos that can confirm these guesses or narrow them down further.

This message was edited Jan 16, 2014 2:35 PM
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

January 16, 2014
2:05 PM

Post #9749364

I agree that Sympetrum pallipes is a reasonable possibility for the meadowhawk, but there may be other species of Aeshna that resemble your specimen. If a real expert on darners (which obviously I am not) could view your video, they might be able to narrow it down further,

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