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Pale Snaketail Dragonfly

Ophiogomphus severus


is a large, mostly green western dragonfly with little or no club and short legs. The thorax is pale green, and the abdomen is black and yellow with yellow triangular spots on top of each segment, supposedly reminiscent of the markings on a snake. The legs are pale and the eyes are blue-gray. The female resembles the male.


Lakes, slow moving water, rivers

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Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jul 12, 2020
Submitted on Jul 13, 2020

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