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Species Gomphurus fraternus - Midland Clubtail

Midland Clubtail - Gomphurus fraternus - female Gomphus fraternus - Gomphurus fraternus - male female Midland Clubtail - Gomphurus fraternus - female Midland Clubtail - Gomphurus fraternus - female Midland Clubtail - Gomphurus fraternus - male Skillet Clubtail wheel? - Gomphurus fraternus - male - female Nottawasaga River Dragonfly - Gomphurus fraternus - male Midland Clubtail - Gomphurus fraternus - female
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 fraternus (Midland Clubtail)
length about 50-60 mm
side of abominal segments 8 and 9 with large yellow spot; dorsal surface of S9 entirely black; terminal club wide and flattened in male; individuals with turquoise eyes usually have light grayish-green patches on back of thorax - and those with grayish eyes usually have bright yellowish-green patches on back; face either pale yellowish or same color as dorsal thoracic patches; series of elongate and apically-pointed markings along top of abdomen, becoming increasingly shorter and more yellow rearward; oblique greenish stripes on side of thorax; remainder of body black; wings clear except for black stigma; legs black
concentrated mainly around the Great Lakes and in a broad band running diagonally from Tennessee to Manitoba; scattered locations east to the Atlantic; range boundaries: Quebec and Maine to North Carolina, west to Iowa and South Dakota, north to western Manitoba
sandy areas along rivers and streams
June to August
See Also
Plains Clubtail (Gomphus externus) has large yellow spot on top of abdominal segment 9 (that area is entirely black in Midland Clubtail)