Rusty Snaketail Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis (Walsh, 1862)S2 (State rare)  

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Rusty Snaketail (Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis) is a widespread snaketail of northeastern and midwestern rivers. This species shows a largely brown abdomen unlike several other Maryland Ophiogomphus. In Maryland, this dragonfly occurs along the Potomac and its larger tributaries, and also on Deer Creek, Harford Co. According to Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia, it is common on the upper section of the Potomac, while it remains uncommon elsewhere in the state.

There are 24 records in the project database.

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A young Rusty Snaketail in Washington Co., Maryland (5/8/2016). Determined by Richard Orr. Photo by Linda Lewis. (MBP list)

A Rusty Snaketail in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Rusty Snaketail in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Rusty Snaketail found in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/3/2006). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Rusty Snaketail in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A teneral Rusty Snaketail in Washington Co., Maryland (5/14/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A recently emerged Rusty Snaketail along the Potomac River, Maryland (5/21/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A very teneral Rusty Snaketail along the Potomac River, Maryland (5/21/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

An emerging Rusty Snaketail along the Potomac River, Maryland (5/21/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A teneral Rusty Snaketail in Washington Co., Maryland (5/18/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A teneral Rusty Snaketail (close-up of face) in Washington Co., Maryland (5/18/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Rusty Snaketail exuvia from Washington Co., Maryland (7/29/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)


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