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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Gomphurus vastus - Cobra Clubtail

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Gomphidae (Clubtails)
Genus Gomphurus
Species vastus (Cobra Clubtail)
"Medium to large, mud-bottomed rivers; sometimes large streams and lakes"(1)
Early June to late August in Massachusetts(1)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Massachusetts
Blair Nikula, Jennifer L. Loose, Matthew R. Burne. 2003. Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife.