Gomphus vulgatissimus Gomphidae Club-tailed Dragonfly

Biology male female larva

Gomphus vulgatissimus

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.


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Nelson, B., Thompson, R. & Morrow, C., 2000 (May 8). [In] DragonflyIreland http://www.ulstermuseum.org.uk/dragonflyireland/

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