B. Estrade estrabd at
Tue Feb 26 13:01:30 PST 2008

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 08:37:58PM +0000, Colin Adams wrote:
> On 26/02/2008, Matthew Dillon <dillon at> wrote:
> >  :P.S. Can someone tell me the scientific name of the species pictured
> >  :in the mascot?
> >
> >     I'm afraid I don't know.  I took that picture in my garden, in
> >     Berkeley, California.
> Well, I will find out. It is almost certainly a Darter (Sympetrum) -
> although you Americans call them Meadowhawks.

I grew up calling them mosquito-hawks. I know the term "dragonfly" obviously, but I've never head of the term meadowhawk.


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