Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Midland Clubtail

Midland Clubtails visited Erika's garden in late May and early July.  This individual warmed itself on the side of our home.  They are known to feed on other dragonflies, including Twelve-spotted Skimmers, which had become common in the garden.  Our fast-running water feature may also have attracted this dragonfly.  One diagnostic field mark is the small yellow spot on the upper side of the end of the abdomen.  This species is found in northeastern North America west to South Dakota and western Manitoba. 

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