plains clubtail

(Gomphus externus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

plains clubtail

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

 

Flight/Season

Early April to mid-August

Habitat

Large streams and rivers

Size

 

 

Identification

 

 
Similar
Species

 


Naiad Food

 

 
Adult Food

 

 
Life Cycle

 

 
Behavior

 


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 (Gomphurus)

 
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Common
Names

plains clubtail


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Uploaded on Jun 25, 2011

Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (24 June 2011).

 
     
  Plains Clubtail (Gomphidae: Gomphus externus) Male
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Uploaded on Jun 14, 2010

Photographed at East Grand Forks, Minnesota (13 June 2010).

 
     
  Plains Clubtail (Gomphidae: Gomphus externus) Male
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Uploaded on Jul 6, 2009

Photographed at East Grand Forks, Minnesota (06 July 2009).

 
     

 

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