Splendid Clubtail Gomphurus lineatifrons (Calvert, 1921)S1 (Highly state rare)    Synonyms: Gomphus lineatifrons.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Gomphidae   >   Genus Gomphurus   

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Splendid Clubtail (Gomphurus lineatifrons) is very large clubtail species of rocky upland creeks and rivers (Paulson, 2011). In Maryland, it appears to be restricted to the upper Potomac and several larger tributaries (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). This species is indeed quite a splendid sight! It often selects very large prey relative to body size, including other dragonflies. it is ranked as S1 (highly state rare).

There are 14 records in the project database.

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A female Splendid Clubtail in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/31/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A female Splendid Clubtail in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/31/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A male Splendid Clubtail in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/31/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Splendid Clubtail in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/3/2006). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Splendid Clubtail eating a Cobra Clubtail in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/3/06). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A male Splendid Clubtail in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/30/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A male Splendid Clubtail in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/30/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Splendid Clubtail eating a Cobra Clubtail in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/3/2006). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A female Splendid Clubtail in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/31/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Wing detail of a Splendid Clubtail in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/31/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Splendid Clubtail in Maryland (6/3/2006). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

Splendid Clubtail in Maryland (6/3/2006). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

The cast skin (40 mm long) of a Splendid Clubtail in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/25/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)


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