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handsome clubtail (Gomphus crassus)? - Gomphurus crassus

handsome clubtail (Gomphus crassus)? - Gomphurus crassus
Amity, Madison County, Ohio, USA
June 11, 2007
Size: 2"
I'm not proficient at clubtail ID yet, but I think this may have been a handsome clubtail. Any feedback is appreciated.

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handsome clubtail (Gomphus crassus)? - Gomphurus crassus handsome clubtail (Gomphus crassus)? - Gomphurus crassus

Moved
Moved from Clubtails.

Moved
Moved from Dragonflies.

Looks good
Looks like it might be Handsome Clubtail, but I'm not sure if that yellow dorsal spot on S9 100% eliminates Midland Clubtail or not. It might be that females can show that spot in Midland. Anyone know?

 
Handsome
After looking at more pictures, I'm pretty certain this is indeed a Handsome Clubtail. Not only does it have the yellow spot on S9, but the width of the frontal thoracic stripes is noticeably thinner than on Midland Clubtail. Take a look at the Midland guide images to see what I mean about the thoracic stripe width.

 
Thanks!
Thanks for all the verification and further research.

A tough call......
Nice photo.

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