Recorded once over 150 years ago. This is considered an Irish species on the basis of a record believed to come from Youghal Co. Cork in the mid-nineteenth century and collected by Miss Ball a respected entomologist. There is a possibility that undetected populations could occur on the large rivers in the south and east. The Club-tailed Dragonfly is found on large slow-flowing rivers. In Britain the adult flight period extends from mid May to early July.
This species is unlikely to be confused with any other Irish species.
KEY IDENTIFICATION FEATURES
- a medium sized species with club-shaped abdomen
- males black with extensive yellow markings on thorax and abdomen which turn green when mature
- females black with extensive yellow markings
|Nelson, B., Thompson, R. & Morrow, C., 2000 (May 8). [In] DragonflyIreland http://www.ulstermuseum.org.uk/dragonflyireland/|
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