Midland Clubtail Gomphurus fraternus (Say, 1839)S2 (State rare)  Synonyms: Gomphus fraternus.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Gomphidae   >   Genus Gomphurus   


Midland Clubtail (Gomphurus fraternus) is a common riverine species in much of the midwest, and western Pennsylvania, but in Maryland, it is known only from the Potomac drainage. There is also a population on the Delmarva Peninsula, on the Nanticoke River in Delaware, but thus far, the species has not been found on the lower stretches within Maryland (Richard Orr's Odonata of Maryland and Washington D.C.).

There are 4 records in the project database.

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A Midland Clubtail from Sussex Co., Delaware (6/7/2008). In Maryland, Midland Clubtails have only been recorded from the Potomac River in Montgomery, Frederick, and Washington Counties. Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

The dorsal view of the club of a Midland Clubtail in Sussex Co., Delaware (6/7/2008). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

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