Eastern Ringtail Erpetogomphus designatus Hagen, 1858S2 (State rare)  

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Eastern Ringtail (Erpetogomphus designatus) is our only representative of a genus of colorful, mostly neotropical clubtails. This attractive species occurs on streams to rivers with sand or gravel substrates. In Maryland, it is known primarily from the middle or lower Potomac, the Patuxent River in Howard Co., and Blairs Valley Lake, in Washington Co. (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). This species is considered to be S2 (state rare).

There are 21 records in the project database.

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An Eastern Ringtail in Washington Co., Maryland (7/28/2018). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A male Eastern Ringtail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/23/2015). Photo by Andy Martin. (MBP list)

Eastern Ringtail in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/4/2011). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

A female Eastern Ringtail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/20/2010). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

An Eastern Ringtail in Washington Co., Maryland (8/28/2011). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

An Eastern Ringtail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/24/2018). Determined by Kyle Kittelberger, and John and Jane Balaban via BugGuide. Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

An Eastern Ringtail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/4/2018). Photo by Lisa Shannon. (MBP list)


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