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Unknown Dragonfly

Description:

2 inches in length. Possibly a type of clubtail dragonfly... Gomphus

Habitat:

Meadow in the Poconos.

Notes:

I have two suggested ID's. Dusky Clubtail (Gomphus spicatus) and Ashy Clubtail (Gomphus Lividus)


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2 Comments

Geodialist
Geodialist 7 years ago

Well, Carol, I think you're right -- it's either an Ashy- or Dusky Clubtail dragonfly! "Ashy Clubtail similar enough [to Dusky Clubtail] to cause constant identification challenge. Easily differentiated by different appendages in hand, difference hard to see in field." Source Credit: Paulson, Dennis (2011-12-19). Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East (Princeton Field Guides) (Kindle Locations 5366-5368). Princeton University Press. Kindle Edition. FWIW, I'm leaning toward female Ashy Clubtail. I'm going to consult Lois Stacey, another expert on D&Ds.

williefromwi
williefromwi 7 years ago

great detail Carol

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 40.89, Long: -75.60

Spotted on Jun 11, 2012
Submitted on Jun 12, 2012

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