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Species Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis - Rusty Snaketail

Rusty Snaketail - Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis - male Rusty Snaketail - Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis - female Gomphidae - Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis teneral Rusty Snaketail - Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis - male pale snaketail - Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis green and brown clubtail - Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis - female green and brown clubtail - Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis - female Rusty Snaketail - Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Gomphidae (Clubtails)
Genus Ophiogomphus (Snaketails)
Species rupinsulensis (Rusty Snaketail)
Identification
Mostly brownish abdomen with sparse thoracic striping. Thorax looks entirely green from a distance.

Male


Female
Range
Manitoba, southeast to Tennessee, northeast to New Brunswick
Habitat
Large rivers, can be found perched in weedy fields near breeding sites (1)
Season
May-September in some areas
See Also
Teneral snaketails of other species can look similar.
Works Cited
1.Dragonflies and damselflies of the East
D. Paulson. 2012. Princeton University Press. 576 pp.