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Species Ophiogomphus anomalus - Extra-striped Snaketail

Extra-striped Snaketail - Ophiogomphus anomalus - male teneral female - Ophiogomphus anomalus - female closeup of head, exuviae - Ophiogomphus anomalus Extra-striped Snaketail - Ophiogomphus anomalus - male super closeup of head, exuviae, from another angle - Ophiogomphus anomalus Extra-striped Snaketail male claspers, lateral view - Ophiogomphus anomalus - male Extra-striped Snaketail male, another individual - Ophiogomphus anomalus - male Teneral male Extra-striped Snaketail - Ophiogomphus anomalus - 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 Ophiogomphus (Snaketails)
Species anomalus (Extra-striped Snaketail)
Explanation of Names
Extra-striped is for the extra thoracic stripe compared to other snaketails. Presumably, anomalus is as well.
Has an extra black stripe on the thorax:

Also has black stripes on the face and black legs.(1)
Northeast US, Atlantic Canada, and around the Great Lakes
Late spring to mid summer.