Cobra, Cobra! / Splendid Clubtail


It’s good to be wrong! Huh? Upon further review, this individual is a Splendid Clubtail dragonfly (Gomphus lineatifrons). Easy mistake to make since I had never seen Splendid — a new species for my life list as well as a new species for Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Sincere thanks to Rick Cheicante and Mike Boatwright for setting the record straight! More later in a follow-up blog post.

A Cobra Clubtail dragonfly (Gomphurus vastus) was spotted during a photowalk with Michael Powell at an undisclosed location in Fairfax County, Virginia USA.

26 MAY 2020 | Fairfax County, VA | Cobra Clubtail (female)

This individual is a female, as indicated by her terminal appendages and rounded hind wings.

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One Response to “Cobra, Cobra! / Splendid Clubtail”

  1. Cobra Clubtail dragonflies | Mike Powell Says:

    […] If you would like to see Walter’s posting on our adventures with the Cobra Clubtails, click on this link to his blog. […]

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