Eastern Ringtail dragonfly (female)

An Eastern Ringtail dragonfly (Erpetogomphus designatus) was spotted during a photowalk along the Potomac River at Riverbend Park. This individual is a female, as indicated by her terminal appendages and the shape of its hind wings.

An Eastern Ringtail dragonfly (Erpetogomphus designatus) spotted along the Potomac River at Riverbend Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female.

04 AUG 2016 | Riverbend Park | Eastern Ringtail (female)

The following dorsal view of the same dragonfly shows its hind wings are rounded near the body, a good field marker for female clubtail dragonflies.

An Eastern Ringtail dragonfly (Erpetogomphus designatus) spotted along the Potomac River at Riverbend Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female.

04 AUG 2016 | Riverbend Park | Eastern Ringtail (female)

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