mustached clubtail

(Hylogomphus adelphus)

Conservation Status
mustached clubtail
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N4 - Apparently Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

The face is yellow. The upper part of the face (frons) is completely surrounded with a bold black border. The bottom of the border forms a black “mustache” line across the face that gives this species its common name. There is also a wider horizontal stripe on the lower part of the face above the upper lip (labrum), and an inverted triangle dividing the labrum.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

Total Length: 111 16 to 113 16

 
     
 

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Habitat
 
 

Fast-flowing streams and rivers, exposed lake shores

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

Early May to late August

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Nymph Food

 
 

 

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

7, 16, 17, 18.

 
  2/6/2012      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Uncommon

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)  
 

Suborder

Epiprocta  
  Infraorder Anisoptera (dragonflies)  
 

Superfamily

Aeshnoidea  
 

Family

Gomphidae (clubtails)  
 

Genus

Gomphus  
  Subgenus Gomphus (Hylogomphus)  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Gomphus brevis

HyloHylogomphus adelphus

Hylogomphus brevis

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

mustached clubtail

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Frons

The upper part of an insect’s face, roughly corresponding to the forehead.

 

Labrum

The upper part of the mouth, sometimes considered the lower part of the face, corresponding to the upper lip, on an insect or crustacean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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