This is a demonstration of the ISM Odonata (Dragonfly/Damselfly) image gallery.
Erpetogomphus designatus (Eastern Ringtail)
Total length = 51mm
The Eastern Ringtail is distinguished by its green, striped thorax and rust-colored club on its abdomen.
It is the only ringtail east of Texas, and is uncommon. It inhabits shallow, gravel- or sand-bottomed rivers and streams. The females eggs are deposited into the water and drift down into the gravel.
Collection of the Illinois State Museum
Photographed by Dr. Everett Cashatt
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