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Family Cordulegastridae - Spiketails

Spiketail Nymph - Cordulegaster Delta-Spotted Spiketail - Cordulegaster diastatops - female Arrowhead Spiketail - Cordulegaster obliqua Delta-spotted Spiketail in New Brunswick - Cordulegaster diastatops - male Twin-spotted Spiketail larva - Cordulegaster maculata - male Cordulegaster? - Cordulegaster obliqua Twin-Spotted Spiketail - Cordulegaster maculata Brown spiketail - Cordulegaster bilineata
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Cordulegastridae (Spiketails)
Other Common Names
Goldenrings(1)
Numbers
9 spp. of a single genus in our area(2)
Range
almost entirely Holarctic (+adjacent montane parts of the Oriental Region); in our area, markedly more diverse in se. US(1)
Works Cited
1.Dragonflies of the World
Jill Silsby. 2001. Smithsonian Institution Press.
2.Dragonfly Society of the Americas. 2012. North American Odonata