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Species Cordulegaster diastatops - Delta-spotted Spiketail

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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 Cordulegastridae (Spiketails)
Genus Cordulegaster
Species diastatops (Delta-spotted Spiketail)
Numbers
One of eight species in the genus.
Size
Average size 60 mm.
Identification
Green eyes that almost touch. Dark thorax with two or three yellow lateral thoracic stripes. Abdomen dark with yellow triangular spots.
Range
Northeastern U.S. and southeastern Canada. As far south as West Virginia and Maryland.
Food
Flying insects
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