Russet-tipped Clubtail Stylurus plagiatus (Selys, 1854)S3 (Watch list)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Gomphidae   >   Genus Stylurus   

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Russet-tipped Clubtail (Stylurus plagiatus) has an extensive range in eastern North America, occupying a wide range of rivers, from small to very large, provided the current is not too swift. Males can be conspicuous as they persistently patrol over the water (Paulson, 2011). Ten counties in Maryland have records of S. plagiatus, primarily along the coastal plain, but the species also reaches far up the Potomac through the piedmont. This clubtail can be common at the right time of year (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia), but can be overlooked when they perch high in treetops. It is ranked S3 (watch list) in Maryland.

There are 29 records in the project database.

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Russet-tipped Clubtail in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/21/2004). (c) Arlene Ripley, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Arlene Ripley via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Russet-tipped Clubtail in Talbot Co., Maryland (9/11/2019). Photo by Mike Fleagle. (MBP list)

A Russet-tipped Clubtail in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/11/2010). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

A Russet-tipped Clubtail in Charles Co., Maryland (9/18/2007). Photo by George Jett. (MBP list)

Russet-tipped Clubtail in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/11/2010). (c) Mike Ostrowski, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

Russet-tipped Clubtail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/13/2000). (c) daveczaplak, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by daveczaplak via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Russet-tipped Clubtail in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/9/2019). Verified by Rick Cheicante and Rick Borchelt. Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Russet-tipped Clubtail in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/9/2019). Verified by Rick Cheicante anf Rick Borchelt. Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Russet-tipped Clubtail in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/20/2016). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)


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