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Species Neurocordulia michaeli - Broad-tailed Shadowdragon

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Corduliidae (Emeralds)
Genus Neurocordulia (Shadowdragons)
Species michaeli (Broad-tailed Shadowdragon)
Explanation of Names
Neurocordulia michaeli Brunelle, 2000
Identification
differs from other northeastern species in the genus in its short mesotibial keel and from all congeners in the great width of its abdomen. (Brunelle 2000)
Range
ne NA (ON-NB) - Map (GBIF)
Season
mostly: Jun-Jul (BG data, GBIF)
Life Cycle
The species is obligate crepuscular and can be locally abundant at its riverine habitat. Larvae of the species have the lowest dorsal spines in the genus and cling to the underside of rocks in rapids. (Brunelle 2000)
Remarks
Print References
Brunelle, P. (2000). A new species of Neurocordulia (Odonata: Anisoptera: Corduliidae) from eastern North America. The Canadian Entomologist. 132. (Abstract)