Twin-spotted Spiketail Cordulegaster maculata Selys, 1854  

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Twin-spotted Spiketail (Cordulegaster maculata) is named for the conspicuous paired dorsal spots on its abdomen. This is probably the most common species of spiketail in Maryland, and it is distributed widely across the state. Can be found on small forested streams to medium-sized creeks with moderate current (Paulson, 2011). Like other spiketails, this species can sometimes be found feeding in open meadows within forest.

There are 56 records in the project database.

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A Twin-spotted Spiketail in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/30/2006). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Twin-spotted Spiketail (Northern form) in Garrett Co. (6/9/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A male Twin-spotted Spiketail in Howard Co., Maryland (5/26/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A male Twin-spotted Spiketail in Howard Co., Maryland (5/26/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Twin-spotted Spiketail in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/6/2011). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

Twin-spotted Spiketail (face) in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/6/2011). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

A Twin-spotted Spiketail in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/6/2011). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

A Twin-spotted Spiketail in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/6/2011). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

The abdomen pattern of a Twin-spotted Spiketail found at 1000 Acre Heath, Maine (7/1/2010). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Twin-spotted Spiketail nymph in Franklin Co., Maine (7/8/2012). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)


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