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Author Topic: Gray Petaltail Dragonfly (Tachopteryx thoreyi)  (Read 403 times)

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Offline Stumpkiller

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Gray Petaltail Dragonfly (Tachopteryx thoreyi)
« 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.

Charlie P.

Offline RodneyL

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Re: Gray Petaltail Dragonfly (Tachopteryx thoreyi)
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 09:20:04 PM »
Nice picture,  dragonfly adults are pretty cool looking

 

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