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Species Phanogomphus oklahomensis - Oklahoma Clubtail

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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 Gomphidae (Clubtails)
Genus Phanogomphus
Species oklahomensis (Oklahoma Clubtail)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gomphus oklahomensis Pritchard, 1935
Explanation of Names
Named, of course, for the state of Oklahoma, and presumably described from there. The author of the species, A. Earl Pritchard, was from Oklahoma, and he would have been just 20 years old when he described this species (Essig Museum, Pritchard Acari Collection).
Size
Total length: 44-49 mm; abdomen: 33-36 mm; hindwing: 24-30 mm - OC
Range
sc US (TX-LA-AR-OK) - Map (OC)
Habitat
Small creeks and streams with moderate current and sand or mud bottoms.
Remarks
considered by Oklahoma to be a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) (1)
See Also
Pronghorn Clubtail (G. graslinellus) is larger and more brightly colored.
In Ashy Clubtail (G. lividus) the antehumeral and humeral stripes are fused and in Oklahoma Clubtail they are narrowly separated by a pale stripe. - OC
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