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is this a twin-spotted spiketail? - Cordulegaster maculata

is this a twin-spotted spiketail? - Cordulegaster maculata
Lincoln County, Wisconsin, USA
June 8, 2012
In trying to ID this guy, I found that there are actually several dragonfly species that are black and yellow with green eyes... so did I get it right? Thanks for helping out an odonate newbie!

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Spiketail
It sure is a Twin-spotted, a male. Good call. I have only seen a handful and none that were perched. Enjoy the ode-ing.

 
thanks!
I'll move it to the right page. If you have a chance, could you tell me what features confirm the ID?

 
Features
The front thoracic stripes and mostly the paired markings along the top fo the abdomen, the shape of the abdomen as well help to confirm id. Other dragonflies exhibit similar markings so always try to get a dorsal shot and a lateral shot. Thoracic markings and facial markings can be of great value in determining id, especially with darners and clubtails (cerci too!).

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