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Gray Petaltail

Tachopteryx thoreyi


The Gray Petaltail is primarily gray and black in color; the thorax is usually entirely gray, while the abdomen is gray and black. The adult is 7.1 to 8.0 centimeters in length.


Native to the East Coast of the United States as far north as New York, as far south as Florida, and as far west as Texas The Gray Petaltail lives in highlands, woodlands, and deciduous forests with permanent seeps, often indicated by the presence of skunk cabbage and ferns

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PucaK 6 years ago

Thanks Ken. This one literally flew in front of me and landed on the bridge railing. Fortunately it stayed long enough for me to get a shot before it flew off again.

KenCheeks 6 years ago

Gorgeous find!

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Winder, Georgia, USA

Spotted on May 18, 2015
Submitted on Jun 4, 2015

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