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Species Hagenius brevistylus - Dragonhunter

Dragonhunter - Hagenius brevistylus Lower Trail dragonfly - Hagenius brevistylus Large dragonfly - Spiketail? - Hagenius brevistylus Hagenius brevistylus - Dragonhunter  - Hagenius brevistylus Dragonhunter dragonfly (Hagenius brevistylus) - Hagenius brevistylus Hagenius brevistylus? - Hagenius brevistylus - male Dragonfly, Leonardtown, Md - Hagenius brevistylus - male Dragonhunter (Hagenius brevistylus) ??? - Hagenius brevistylus - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Gomphidae (Clubtails)
Genus Hagenius
Species brevistylus (Dragonhunter)
Adult: "Very long black legs, apparent large size, greater amount of yellow on side of S8 than S9, apparent wide black shoulder stripe, abdomen curled down at end, and small head relative to thorax" (male ID comment by Nick Block here)
Eastern North America, west to central Texas and Manitoba - Odonata Central map
Streams, rivers, and creeks, typically those with abundant odonate prey.
Any large insects, from butterflies to other dragonflies.
Life Cycle
Naiads are large and flat.