Of all the species of meadowhawk dragonflies in Montana, the variegated is the most boldly patterned. With a body length of 1.5 to 2 inches, these beautiful dragonflies are often found far from water — often seen on the ground more than other meadowhawks. They tend to be most abundant in the early spring and late summer / fall months.

Size: Body length of 1.5 to 2 inches

Photo by: Glenn Marangelo on 5/22/22 near Missoula, MT