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Dragonfly near Peninsula OH - Cordulegaster erronea

Dragonfly near Peninsula OH - Cordulegaster erronea
Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA
August 22, 2007
Seen in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Moved from Dragonflies.

Thanks -- I had tentatively thought one of the spiketails as well (Tiger or Twin-Spotted). The Ohio Odonata list doesn't show a record for either species in this county as of 1999, but it's not out of the questio.

Populations of Tiger Spiketails were discovered at several sites in NE Ohio in the past several years.

That confirmation helps. I'
That confirmation helps. I'm semi-sure it's a tiger, and not a twin-spotted; despite the lower resolution of my photo, the markings in the thorax region are a good match to the tiger, and don't really match the twin-spotted.

In my cursory look, I didn't notice the yellow marks between the wing frames previously, which should make this erronea.

Tiger Spiketail?
Looks rather like a Tiger Spiketail (Cordulegaster erronea) to my eye. But I can't really tell if the yellow rings are complete from this photo. The alternative would be a Twin-spotted (C. maculata).

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