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Rapids Clubtail (Gomphus quadricolor) ? - Lanthus vernalis

Rapids Clubtail (Gomphus quadricolor) ? - Lanthus vernalis
Watauga County, North Carolina, USA
May 8, 2010
Size: less than 2" body length
Freshly emerged individual; I believe it is in the Phanogomphus sub-genus but realize that these can be very hard to identify to species.

Moved
Moved from Clubtails.

Lanthus vernalis
I suspect this is a Southern Pygmy Clubtail. The dorsal thoracic patterns would be fused in G. quadricolor; the "\ / " pattern on this ode is typical of a few genus; most of which are ruled out rather quickly. The dorsal patterns on the abdomen, color and small size indicate Lanthus vernalis.

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