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Dragonfly having lunch. - Gomphurus hybridus

Dragonfly having lunch. - Gomphurus hybridus
Coldwater, Tate County, Mississippi, USA
December 31, 1969
Size: ???
I would really like to know what this dragonfly is eating. I have had people tell me it is a mosquito, a mayfly, and even another dragonfly. If you can figure it out PLEASE e-mail me at

Moved from Clubtails.

Cocoa Clubtail
This is a male Cocoa Clubtail (Gomphus (Gomphurus) hybridus).

Moved from Dragonflies.

Moved from Arthropods.

This looks suspiciously like a brown form of Gomphus vastus, the Cobra Clubtail. The brown form is supposed to stick to the TX area but who knows. I can't make it any other male for MS. And, no, that is not a mayfly.

The dragonfly, by the way, is one of the Clubtails. Keep posting, as we don't get many photos of insects in Mississippi or nearby states!

Not a mayfly
Those long structures seem to come from the front, not the back. I would guess one of the long-horned Orthoptera, Suborder Ensifera, based on the assumption that those are antennae. Ensifera are the only group I can think of with antennae twice the body length.

Of course, I'm no expert so I could easily be way off.

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