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Photo#1522952
Gomphidae(?) I.D. request - Gomphurus hybridus

Gomphidae(?) I.D. request - Gomphurus hybridus
Weldon, Halifax County, North Carolina, USA
May 10, 2018
Size: appx. 2"
This species landed regularly to rest on my fishing vessel on the Roanoke River (at 8,000cfs/avg flow). It was quite windy that day with ample sun and few clouds, and was not easily spooked. It often moved off the boat, but would return.

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Gomphidae(?) I.D. request - Gomphurus hybridus Gomphidae(?) I.D. request - Gomphurus hybridus

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Maybe a cocoa clubtail?

 
I agree
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Cocoa Clubtail ID suggestion
kwillard, I believe you are spot on. Thanks so much for responding. Odonata Central and other sites, photos and description of habitat all concur with your suggestion...outside of the anatomical likeness, it's habitat on the Roanoke River,NC (a large, slow to moderate flow river with sandy to rocky bottom) would make the Cocoa Clubtail very likely in spring.

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