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Gomphus externus (Plains Clubtail)
Total length = 57mm
male

The Plains Clubtail has a yellow streak down its abdomen, yellow bars down its thorax, and a yellow face. They grow to 2 1/4 inches long.

This species inhabits rivers and streams. They are active from May through July; although they are uncommon.

Collection of the Illinois State Museum
Photographed by Dr. Everett Cashatt

<b>Gomphus externus</b>  (Plains Clubtail)

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