Maine Snaketail Ophiogomphus mainensis Donnelly, 1987S1 (Highly state rare)  -  Western MD only  

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Maine Snaketail (Ophiogomphus mainensis fastigiatus) is a primarily northern species restricted to higher elevations of Maryland, where it prefers rocky creeks and small rivers. The form that occurs in Maryland, fastigiatus, is now considered by Nick Donnelly to be probably specifically distinct from nominate mainensis. This clubtail is known from the Casselman River in Garrett, and from Town Creek in Allegany Co. (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). In Maryland, this species is rare, and is ranked as S1 (highly state rare).

There are 7 records in the project database.

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A Maine Snaketail in Garrett Co., Maryland (2007). Photo by Dave Czaplak. (MBP list)

A Maine Snaketail in Garrett Co., Maryland (2007). Photo by Dave Czaplak. (MBP list)

A Maine Snaketail in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/6/2011). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

A Maine Snaketail in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/6/2011). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

A Maine Snaketail in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/6/2011). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

A Maine Snaketail in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/6/2011). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

Appendages of a male Maine Snaketail in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/6/2011). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)


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