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Dragonfly larva? - Stylogomphus albistylus

Dragonfly larva? - Stylogomphus albistylus
Swannanoa, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
March 7, 2010

Moved from Clubtails.

Thanks Jason!
And keep up the great work Jody...A very interesting post and ID puzzle which had me scrambling for my reference collection! Cheers!

Moved from ID Request. Clearing ID request. Move again if appropriate.

I would move it to species...
But cannot because I do not have the privileges. I am confident of the ID, so if Jody or yourself could move it if you feel the same way, that would be great.

probably Stylogomphus albistylus!
Compare with Tom Murray's lovely image here: and here: and the overall shape of the body here: . I have found that this species is quite often as dark as your individual, less commonly light, but obviously colour is not the only determining factor. The shape of the antennae are mostly the clincher for me, as is the overall shape, but size would help if you have it. The other possibility is Lanthus, such as the image recently posted by Chad Edgar here: , but your antennae are more like Stylogomphus to my eye...Hope this helps and welcome any other points of view too!

it definitly looks like it

Just one....
Just one (larva), but yes. One of the gomphids, I believe.

thanks for the correction

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