Yellow-Legged Meadowhawk Dragonfly On Doane Rock Trail On Cape Cod.


I’ve seen quite a few of these Yellow-legged Meadowhawk dragonflies in the past few weeks, but they have never landed long enough for me to get a photograph. This one was on the side of the trail going from Doane Rock to Coast Guard Beach. It’s a gorgeous hike.

This Yellow-legged Meadowhawk is reddish-brown with a reddish-orange thorax. It’s wings are clear and its legs are yellowish. They are very common late in the season.

Look at that little face! Wow!!



2 thoughts on “Yellow-Legged Meadowhawk Dragonfly On Doane Rock Trail On Cape Cod.”

  1. I wonder if this insect inspired the design of a helicopter. His eyes remind me of the glassed-in cockpit, his wings look like rotors at rest, and his tail, if it had its own rotor, resembles the tail of a helicopter.
    Can you tell my father built helicopters at Sikorsky Aircraft, my husband flew in them during Viet Nam and later worked as a government contractor at Kaman Helicopters?

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