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Dragonfly (emerging from its excuvia) 1

Gomphidae sp.

Description:

Dragonfly emerging from its excuvia. Part 2: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/311...

Habitat:

Stillhouse Hollow Falls

1 Species ID Suggestions

Clubtail family. It is not a pondhawk. Note widely spaced eyes and narrow long abdomen. Also, clubtails typically emerge on rocks. Pondhawks emerge on vegetation.
Gomphidae


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51 Comments (1–25)

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Thank you for your kind comments Marta, Antonio, Tom, Larry and Gilma!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Steve and Sandra, thank you very much for the correction, I will ensure the info is amended on Facebook too. As Hema has said, we are very happy to welcome you to the community!

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah, Steve. We are honored to have you !!

Steve Hummel
Steve Hummel 6 years ago

I should also mention the Sandra and I are both members of the Dragonfly Society of the Americas and I am the Past President of the Society.

Steve Hummel
Steve Hummel 6 years ago

Totally agree with Sandra Hunt-vonArb. A gomphidae for sure, not LIbellulidae. The shape of the nymph also has gomphidae written all over it. Gomphid nymphs are shaped very differently from libellulids. I'm not entirely sure of the species as color pattern will change as the adult matures. I'm guessing a Stylogomphus, but not positive.

Tom15
Tom15 6 years ago

Nice timing Karen. Congrats on SOTD!

Comngrats again Karen now on the SOTD,very cool :-)

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 6 years ago

spectacular SOTD Karen!

Congratulations on the SOTD, KarenL.
Fantastic spotting and series!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Congratulations, Karen! Very well deserved!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

What a lovely surprise! Thank you for the honor Yasser, and thank you everyone for your lovely comments!

beaker98
beaker98 6 years ago

Congrats Karen! Well deserved and thanks for sharing it with us!

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

"Spotting of the Day honors!" Congratulations!

Atul
Atul 6 years ago

Congrats Karen ... Lovely capture:-)

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 6 years ago

Hooray!
Congratulations!

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 6 years ago

Well done Karen .. that's an amazing & very worthy SOTD!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Congrats Karen!

Congratulations, Karen!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Congrats Karen! Extraordinary SOTD!

Jellis
Jellis 6 years ago

Nice capture. I've yet to witness one

ccchicky
ccchicky 6 years ago

Thank you so much. This is spotting of the year IMHO. Used to watch locusts emerge in Central Park. Nothing more magical. I love the suitcase he leaves behind. Phenomenal work. Thanks for sharing.

Yasser
Yasser 6 years ago

Karen, this exceptional series has earned you Spotting of the Day honors! Congratulations and thanks for giving us such an incredible glimpse into the life of a dragonfly.

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Hema
Hema 6 years ago

great series!!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Thanks bg11a1!

bg11a1
bg11a1 6 years ago

Beautiful

KarenL
Spotted by
KarenL

Tennessee, USA

Spotted on May 23, 2014
Submitted on May 26, 2014

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