Sunday, July 10, 2011

Clubtail dragons

Gomphidae, or clubtails, are my favorite type of dragonflies. Many have wide club type tips to their abdomen, thus their common name clubtail, however not all clubtails have a club. What distinguishes Gomphidae, clubtails and snaketails, from the other dragons is that they are the only dragonfly family who have their eyes separated. It is easy to see in the macro of a cobra clubtail face above that it is a member of the Gomphidae family.

7 comments:

Carol said...

My want big eyes it has :)

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

OK - so I'm not so sure about that one. I'm glad someone loves him. LOL

Great photo though!

Barbara said...

Great capture!

KaHolly said...

What an incredible capture!! It's easy to see how movie makers get their ideas for monster characters!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

I love details like here :)

Susan said...

Great macro! You do the best things with dragonfly photos!

em said...

Wow..what a great macro shot!