mustached clubtail

(Gomphus adelphus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

mustached clubtail

NatureServe

N4 - Apparently Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Uncommon

Flight/Season

Early May to late August

Habitat

Fast-flowing streams and rivers, exposed lake shores

Size

Total Length: 111 16 to 113 16

 

Identification

The face is yellow. The upper part of the face (frons) is completely surrounded with a bold black border. The bottom of the border forms a black “mustache” line across the face that gives this species its common name. There is also a wider horizontal stripe on the lower part of the face above the upper lip (labrum), and an inverted triangle dividing the labrum.

 
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Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 7, 16, 17, 18.

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Taxonomy

Order:

Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)

 

Suborder:

Epiprocta

 

Infraorder:

Anisoptera (dragonflies)

 

Superfamily:

Aeshnoidea

 

Family:

Gomphidae (clubtails)

 

Genus:

Gomphus

 

Subgenus:

Gomphus (Hylogomphus)

 
Synonyms

Gomphus brevis

Hylogomphus adelphus

Hylogomphus brevis

 
Common
Names

mustached clubtail


 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Frons

The upper part of an insect’s face, roughly corresponding to the forehead.

 

Labrum

The upper part of the mouth, sometimes considered the lower part of the face, corresponding to the upper lip, on an insect or crustacean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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