Sunday, January 9, 2011

Horned Clubtail

When I look for clubtail dragonfly I usually look for river habitat. Many clubtail larvae prefer clean flowing water that you usually find in a river or stream. There are exceptions to this though. Dragons like the lily pad and horned clubtail, pictured here, prefer ponds, bogs and marshy lake shores.
Horned clubtails do not have a very pronounced club. They are fairly common in this area and easy to find in the early summer. They are not very easy to net, unless you do not mind wading through scummy water, but if you have a long lens you can usually find them perched on floating vegetation and get some good shots. I took these pics at Purgatory Creek.

8 comments:

Barb said...

He's a cool looking dude! Since I don't know you, I won't ask what sins sent you to Purgatory! Great shot, though!

Karen said...

I love dragonflies. Fantabulous photos.

Izzy, Emmy 'N Alexander said...

Fabulous captures! Very interesting info too, thank you!

Annelie said...

Cool picture!

Jama said...

So pretty!

GrandmaK said...

Well done! I love dragonflies. They are so fragile looking and dainty! Have a grand day! Cathy

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous shots!

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