Delta-Spotted Spiketail dragonfly – 6/15/13

Observer: Vin Zollo

Observation Date: 6/15/13

Observation Time: 4:13 p.m.

Observation Location: Power line cut along Moose Hill St.

Common Name: Delta-spotted Spiketail dragonfly

Scientific Name: Cordulegaster diastatops

Comments: This one is teneral (wings are shiny), meaning that it recently emerged into adult form. This dragonfly gets its name from the delta-shaped (i.e.triangular) marks along its abdomen.

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Delta-Spotted Spiketail Dragonfly