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Ophiogomphus severus  (Pale Snaketail)

Photo of Ophiogomphus severus by marlene johnston
© marlene johnston (Photo ID #18462)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Lardeau bc Photographer marlene johnston
Habitat lakeshore, wet sand
Photo Date August 11, 2012 Upload Date August 11, 2012
Elevation (m)
UTM Zone # Latitude 50.146601
UTM Easting Longitude -116.954355
UTM Northing Photo ID # 18462
Notes This dragonfly seemed to have an injured wing and kept fluttering on the sand, the sound of which was what alerted me to it. ID by Jeremy Gatten: "The black spot on the shoulder is diagnostic for Pale Snaketail, once narrowed down to it being a snaketail. The general look - pale blue eyes, green thorax, and yellow pointed marks down the dorsal surface of the abdominal segments - make it a snaketail ... They often land on the ground whereas darners rarely do. Lots of little pointers on this one to work with."


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