They have large wings and are strong fliers. The buzzing sound of their flight can be heard as they go by. They have a black body with red patches on their abdomen. Their wings have black spots in the middle and on the ends and a dark, red area at the base of each wing. They are 1 - 1.5 inches long.
For learning to draw common forest animals, ask your librarian for Drawing Adirondack Wildlife (Exploring Nature Educational Resource Press).
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