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Species Stylurus spiniceps - Arrow 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 spiniceps (Arrow Clubtail)
Numbers
One of 11 Nearctic species in the genus.
Size
54-65 mm.
Identification
In the genus Stylurus (the Hanging Clubtails) this is the only North American species with adbominal segment 9 noticeably longer than abdominal segement 8. The last two segments (s9 and s10) are dark on the dorsal surface.
Range
Northeast United States (just barely edging into Canada); as far South as Kentucky and Tennessee.
Habitat
Small to medium-sized rivers with mud or sand bottoms.
Season
Mid-June through much of October.
Food
Small flying insects.
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