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Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum) male.  As you can tell, this is not a hawk but a dragonfly, which is named after the red color on its face.  Although dragonflies live on land as adults, their larvae hatch from eggs laid in water.  As this aquatic larva grows, it molts (loses its old skin) many times.  When fully developed, the dragonfly will emerge from the water as an adult. 

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Photographs by Valerie Lykes