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Male Variegated Meadowhawks are territorial and also compete with other species for access to open water. They alternate between patrolling low over the water and perching in suitable habitat. Tandem pairs oviposit by repeated tapping of the females abdomen into the water or onto algae.

Male Variegated Meadowhawks are territorial and also compete with other species for access to open water. They alternate between patrolling low over the water and perching in suitable habitat. Tandem pairs oviposit by repeated tapping of the females abdomen into the water or onto algae.

Ovipositing Meadowhawks
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