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Arigomphus submedianus
Jade Clubtail

(Williamson, 1914)
Gomphidae, Clubtail Family
"Most Wanted" Species
photo of Male jade clubtail
Male jade clubtail — Dan Jackson
Status-Global/State:
Global: G5 Wisconsin: S3S4
Distinguishing Characteristics:
The jade clubtail's thorax is grayish jade green with brown shoulder stripes. The abdomen has gray-green rings except near the end, when it becomes dark brown with a flare. The eyes are green with thighs and shins pale. The body length ranges from 2.0 to 2.2 inches.
Description of Habitat/Range:
This species can be found throughout mid-United States in mud-bottomed ponds, sloughs, and lakes. It seems to be associated with Mississippi River flythrough. It is known in Wisconsin, only from two southern counties.
Flight Season:
Throughout its range, the flight season is from late April to early August. In Wisconsin, the typical flight season is mid-June to early August.
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photo of Male jade clubtail
Male jade clubtail — Dan Jackson
photo of Male jade clubtail
Male jade clubtail — Dan Jackson
photo of Close-up of male jade clubtail thorax
Close-up of male jade clubtail thorax — Dan Jackson
photo of Close-up of male jade clubtail face
Close-up of male jade clubtail face — Dan Jackson
photo of Side (top image) and top view of cercus for male jade clubtail
Side (top image) and top view of cercus for male jade clubtail — Dan Jackson
photo of Female jade clubtail
Female jade clubtail — Dan Jackson
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