Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Pale Snaketail is a large, mostly green western dragonfly with little or no club and short legs. The thorax is pale green, and the abdomen is black and yellow with yellow triangular spots on top of each segment, supposedly reminiscent of the markings on a snake. The legs are pale and the eyes are blue-gray. The female resembles the male.
Pale Snaketail male
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
Size: 49-52 mm (1.9-2.0 in)
Habitat: rivers with moderate current and large lakes
Great Plains Range: KS, NE, SD, NM, CO, WY, MT
Flight season: mid June to late August
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