Autumn Meadowhawk Dragonfly
There are many types of Meadowhawk dragonflies. They look very similar to each other! This specific one is the Autumn Meadowhawk, or Sympetrum vicinum. This was once called the "Yellow-Legged Meadowhawk" and indeed while most meadowhawks have black legs these tend to have yellow or brown legs. The males tend to be more red, while the females tend to be more brown.
Click on either photo to see lots of photos of that group of dragonflies. All of these photos were taken in Sutton Massachusetts.
Male Autumn Meadowhawk
Female Autumn Meadowhawk
Dragonflies in Sutton Massachusetts
Animals and Birds in Sutton Massachusetts
Sutton Massachusetts Photo Collection