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Species Stylurus plagiatus - Russet-tipped 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 Stylurus
Species plagiatus (Russet-tipped Clubtail)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stylurus plagiatus (Selys)
Orig. Comb: Gomphus plagiatus Selys, 1854
Size
Wingspan circa 5.5 cm
Identification
Greenish thorax, rusty club, green eyes. See print references for discussion, note geographic variation.
Range
e US into sw and (?) Mex.
Habitat
Streams, rivers, lakes, usually with bottoms of silty sand
Season
Jun-Oct (BG data)
Life Cycle
Males patrol over water and then perch on leaves.
Print References
Dunkle, p. 91, plate 12 (1)
Internet References