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Harpoon Clubtail - Phanogomphus descriptus - female

Harpoon Clubtail - Phanogomphus descriptus - Female
Magalloway Plantation, Oxford County, Maine, USA
June 19, 2007

Moved from Dusky Clubtail.
I got an email from Dennis Paulson who identified this as a Harpoon Clubtail. His comment was "The two species are far from easy to distinguish, but I'm fairly certain that's a Harpoon Clubtail, from the parallel-sided pale stripes on the front of the thorax that hook outward. I've never seen a Beaverpond with that pattern."


Please check this...
I have just posted an image of a female Dusky clubtail here to reinforce my earlier comments...Please look at the pattern on top of the thorax and compare with the other individuals of G borealis..What do you think?

Hi Tom,I'm not 100% sure,
Hi Tom,

I'm not 100% sure, but I believe this is actually a female G spicatus (Dusky Clubtail), based mostly on the shape of the pattern on the top of the thorax. Have you shown this to Tony Thomas?

D.A. Doucet, Pelerin, NB, Canada

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