Russet-tipped Clubtail Stylurus plagiatus (Selys, 1854)S3 (Watch list)  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Gomphidae   >   Genus Stylurus   


Russet-tipped Clubtail (Stylurus plagiatus) has an extensive range in eastern North America, occupying a wide range of rivers, from small to very large, provided the current is not too swift. Males can be conspicuous as they persistently patrol over the water (Paulson, 2011). Ten counties in Maryland have records of S. plagiatus, primarily along the coastal plain, but the species also reaches far up the Potomac through the piedmont. This clubtail can be common at the right time of year (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia), but can be overlooked when they perch high in treetops. It is ranked S3 (watch list) in Maryland.

There are 22 records in the project database.

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A Russet-tipped Clubtail in Charles Co., Maryland (9/18/2007). Photo by George Jett. (MBP list)

A Russet-tipped Clubtail in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/11/2010). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

A Russet-tipped Clubtail in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/20/2016). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

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