Unicorn Clubtail Arigomphus villosipes (Selys, 1854 )  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Gomphidae   >   Genus Arigomphus   

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Unicorn Clubtail (Arigomphus villosipes) is named for the conspicuous projection on the occiput, the posterior region of the top of the head, between the eyes. This dragonfly prefers stillwater habitats, like ponds,lakes, or slow sections of creeks, with a mud substrate and generally without dense aquatic vegetation. It is usually found perched on the banks, or on floating plants or algae (Dunkle, 2000). In Maryland, this species is widespread, with records from nearly every county, although evidently it does not occur in large numbers (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 200 records in the project database.

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A Unicorn Clubtail in Harford Co., Maryland (7/7/2018). Determined by Rick Cheicante. Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Unicorn Clubtail in Harford Co., Maryland (6/13/2018). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A Unicorn Clubtail in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/3/2012). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Unicorn Clubtail in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/27/2019). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Unicorn Clubtail in Washington Co., Maryland (6/8/2019). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Unicorn Clubtail in Howard Co., Maryland (6/8/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A teneral Unicorn Clubtail in Howard Co., Maryland (6/13/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Unicorn Clubtail along the C&O Canal in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/22/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Unicorn Clubtail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/24/2015). Photo by Andy Martin. (MBP list)


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