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A Few How Do You Do Toos => Picture Perfect => Topic started by: Stumpkiller on September 20, 2017, 11:48:44 AM

Title: Gray Petaltail Dragonfly (Tachopteryx thoreyi)
Post by: Stumpkiller on September 20, 2017, 11:48:44 AM
Came across this fellow in Watkins Glen State Park (NY).  A Gray Petaltail Dragonfly.  The body is about 3" long. 

Interestingly - this is one dragonfly we as fly fishers may not care about.  The Larva/Nymphs do not need standing water to develop.  They survive in mud or seepage areas on steep gorge faces.

(https://i.imgur.com/uWFQWqR.jpg/m)
Title: Re: Gray Petaltail Dragonfly (Tachopteryx thoreyi)
Post by: RodneyL on September 20, 2017, 09:20:04 PM
Nice picture,  dragonfly adults are pretty cool looking