Laura's Clubtail Stylurus laurae Williamson, 1932S2 (State rare)  -  S3 (Watch list)  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Gomphidae   >   Genus Stylurus   

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Laura's Clubtail (Stylurus laurae) is a denizen of forested creeks or rivers with riffles, clear water, and a sand or mud substrate. They are particularly fond of perching on overhanging vegetation at the breeding habitat (Paulson, 2011). In Maryland, Laura's Clubtail ranges widely through much of the coastal plain and portions of the piedmont, where is is considered uncommmon. It is also recorded from a single county on the eastern shore, where it is rare (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). This species is ranked as S2 (state rare)-S3 (watch list).

There are 83 records in the project database.

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A Laura's Clubtail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/8/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Laura's Clubtail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/8/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Laura's Clubtail emerges in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/8/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Laura's Clubtail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/8/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Laura's Clubtail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/8/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A male Laura's Clubtail emerging in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/8/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A teneral Laura's Clubtail in San Jacinto Co., Texas (5/23/2012). Photo by Terry Hibbitts. (MBP list)


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