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Dragonfly - Arigomphus lentulus - female

Dragonfly - Arigomphus lentulus - Female
Chambers County, Texas, USA
April 11, 2013

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Dragonfly - Arigomphus lentulus - female Dragonfly - Arigomphus lentulus - female Dragonfly - Arigomphus lentulus - female Dragonfly - Arigomphus lentulus - female

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

in my opinion - Arigomphus lentulus (female)
See Martin Reid - Arigomphus submedianus with photos of A. submedianus, lentulus, & maxwelli

Per Paulson (1) - of female Arigomphus spp. in the West, S9 obviously longer than S8 only in A. submedianus.
Note in the Reid photos of A. submedianus how abdominal segment 9 [S9] is obviously longer than S8.

In A. lentulus S9 is about the same length as S8.
Also in A. lentulus - S8 is often darker than S9.
The abdomen tip of A. lentulus is rusty brown while in A. maxwelli the tip is a darker blackish-brown.

 
Thank You! It does appear to
Thank You! It does appear to be Arigomphus lentulus. I searched images here yesterday with no luck. I knew it was something I had not seen before. It's disposition was much like Great Pondhawk (Erythemis vesiculosa). While it flew along the ditches it preferred landing on the open road. The images are true to color a very pale green with fine brown dusting.

 
Expert ID - Arigomphus lentulus
I sent your image to Dennis Paulson (1) who confirmed the ID as Arigomphus lentulus.

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