Dragonflies and Damselflies

Family - Gomphidae (Clubtails)

Family summary

The gomphidae or Clubtails are distinctive from all other Dragonflies in that their eyes do not touch on the top of the head. The name "Clubtail" comes from the more or less expanded tip of the abdomen. France has about seven species in two genera.

Gomphus genus

Gomphus flavipes - Yellow-legged Clubtail - Gomphe à pattes jaunes
Gomphus vulgatissimus - Club-tailed Dragonfly - Le Gomphus très commun
Gomphus simillimus - Yellow Clubtail - Le Gomphus similaire
Gomphus pulchellus - Western Clubtail - Le Gomphus gentil
Gomphus graslinii - Pronged Clubtail - Gomphe à cercoïdes fourchus

Onychogomphus genus

Onychogomphus forcipatus - Green-eyed Hook-tailed Dragonfly - Le Gomphus à pinces
Onychogomphus uncatus - Blue-eyed Hook-tailed Dragonfly - Le Gomphus à crochets

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