Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Horned Clubtail lacks an abdominal club. It has a greenish thorax with black stripes and a black abdomen with a light stripe along the top. It has blue eyes and black legs. The male has distinctive wide forked yellow claspers, shaped like cow horns. The female looks similar to the male. Both sexes have a large sloped bridge (occiput) between the eyes.
Horned Clubtail male
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
Size: 55-57 mm (2.2 in)
Habitat: ponds and lakes
Great Plains Range: NE, SD, ND, WY, IA, MN
Flight season: early June to early July
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