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Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
The Ashy Clubtail (Gomphus lividus) is a widespread dragonfly of the eastern United States occurring west to east Texas. The first two shots on this page were digital captures with a Canon 10D and EF 70-200 F/2.8 L IS lens and 2X extender and 550 EX flash in the Sam Houston National Forest, San Jacinto Co., Texas in early April, 2004.
The Ashy Clubtails in the next 3 shots (first 2 shots female, 3rd shot male) were along Indian Creek in Jasper Co., Texas, in March, 2008. These images were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The male Ashy Clubtail shown here was in the Sam Houston Forest, San Jacinto Co., Texas, in March, 2008. This image was taken with the same gear as described previously.
The next 2 shots show a female Ashy Clubtail in the Sam Houston National Forest, San Jacinto Co., Texas, in May, 2009.
The next 5 images show a female Ashy Clubtail emerging from its exuviae. These 5 images were taken in Jasper Co., Texas, in March, 2010, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The pair of Ashy Clubtails in copula shown here was at the Big Creek Scenic Area of the Sam Houston National Forest, San Jacinto Co., Texas, in April,l 2010. A Canon EOS 1D Mark III and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash was used for this image.
The male Ashy Clubtail shown here was in Jasper Co., Texas in April 2010. Same gear as the previous shot was used.
The next 2 shots show female Ashy Clubtails at the Big Creek Scenic Area of the Sam Houston National Forest, San Jacinto Co., Texas, in April, 2010. A Canon EOS 1D Mark III and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash was used for both these images.
The male shown here had a damaged abdomen, perhaps caused by a bird. This shot was also in the Big Creek Scenic Area of the Sam Houston National Forest, San Jacinto Co., Texas, in April, 2010.
The male Ashy Clubtail on the right was along Indian Creek in Jasper Co., Texas, in March, 2011. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The female Ashy Clubtail on the right was at Unicoi State Park, White County, Georgia, in May, 2011. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The teneral female Ashy Clubtail on the right had probably just emerged. This shot was taken in Jasper Co., Texas, in March 2012 with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
male
Big Falls Couny Park,
near the Eau Claire River,
Fall Creek,
Eau Claire Co., Wisconsin
12 June 2014
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
male
Big Falls Couny Park,
near the Eau Claire River,
Fall Creek,
Eau Claire Co., Wisconsin
12 June 2014
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
male
along the Eau Claire River,
Eau Claire Co., Wisconsin
12 June 2014
44.7823
-91.2401
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
male
along the Eau Claire River,
Eau Claire Co., Wisconsin
12 June 2014
44.7823
-91.2401
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
female
Plum Creek,
Vilas Co., Wisconsin
16 June 2014
45.9899
-89.5541
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
female
Plum Creek,
Vilas Co., Wisconsin
16 June 2014
45.9899
-89.5541
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
pair in copula
Plum Creek,
Vilas Co., Wisconsin
16 June 2014
45.9899
-89.5541
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
male
Plum Creek,
Vilas Co., Wisconsin
16 June 2014
45.9899
-89.5541
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
male
Plum Creek,
Vilas Co., Wisconsin
16 June 2014
45.9899
-89.5541
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
male
Plum Creek,
Vilas Co., Wisconsin
16 June 2014
45.9899
-89.5541
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
male
Plum Creek,
Vilas Co., Wisconsin
16 June 2014
45.9899
-89.5541
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
male
Plum Creek,
Vilas Co., Wisconsin
16 June 2014
45.9899
-89.5541
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
male
Plum Creek,
Vilas Co., Wisconsin
16 June 2014
45.9899
-89.5541
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
female
Plum Creek,
Vilas Co., Wisconsin
16 June 2014
45.9899
-89.5541
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
male
Rearing Pond,
Vilas Co., Wisconsin
16 June 2014
45.9529
-89.5492
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
female
near Boykin Springs,
Jasper Co., Texas
31 March 2015
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
male
Sabine National Forest,
Sabine Co., Texas
1 April 2015
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
male
Sabine National Forest,
Sabine Co., Texas
1 April 2015
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
female
Sabine National Forest,
Sabine Co., Texas
1 April 2015
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
male
Beaver Dam Meadow,
Stone Creek Road,
Huntington Co., Pennsylvania
26 June 2015
40.7114
-77.8803
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
female
Kisatchie National Forest,
Natchitoches Parish,
Louisiana
2 April 2016
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
male
along Indian Creek,
Jasper Co., Texas
4 April 2016
Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus lividus
male
along Indian Creek,
Jasper Co., Texas
4 April 2016