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Sulphur-tipped Clubtail  - Phanogomphus militaris - male

Sulphur-tipped Clubtail - Phanogomphus militaris - Male
Collyville, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
June 23, 2010
Size: large
I just need a confirmation on this one ... the tail isn't all that clear, and I only got this one shot, but I think I'm seeing the clubtail?

Moved from ID Request.

Sulphur-tipped Clubtail - Gomphus militaris
Your dragonfly is a male.
See Greg Lasley - Sulphur-tipped Clubtail
Per Paulson (1):
Small clubtail of TX and surrounding states with a moderate sized club and more yellow than similar species.
Note the broad dorsal yellow stripe on abdominal segment 9 (S9).
Per Dunkle (2):
Note that the dorsal and lateral yellow of S9 are only narrowly separated by brown.

This clubtail is one of the most commonly seen gomphids in north central TX.

The Unicorn Clubtail does not occur in TX.

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