Sunday, September 18, 2016

Cobra Clubtail


Cobra Clubtails are identified by their broad, black-topped tail tips. The second to last yellow spots at the end of their abdomens is smaller than the last one. Finally, the dorsal side of their addoments have small, yellow spots, making the tails look relatively dark. 

Each of the five years that I have been paying attention to dragonflies has been different. Until this year, I rarely found Cobra Clubtails. This year they seemed to be everywhere, even in Erika’s garden. This abundance seems a bit odd to me. My reference guides all report that Cobra Clubtails are usually seen near rapid streams. Such habitat is in short supply here in Rice County.

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