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The Blackwater Clubtail (Gomphus dilatatus) is a southeastern dragonfly of rivers and streams with sandy or silty bottoms. It is superficially similar in appearance to Cobra Clubtail, but is larger with a different pattern on the club. The first four shots on this page, all of males, were taken along the Towaliga River, High Falls State Park, Monroe Co., Georgia, in May, 2011, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The male Blackwater Clubtail on the right was on the Little Pee Dee River, Horry Co., South Carolina, in May, 2012. This image was taklen with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
Blackwater Clubtail
Gomphus dilatatus
male
Towaliga River,
High Falls State Park,
Monroe Co., Georgia
29 May 2014
Blackwater Clubtail
Gomphus dilatatus
male
Towaliga River,
High Falls State Park,
Monroe Co., Georgia
29 May 2014
Blackwater Clubtail
Gomphus dilatatus
male
Towaliga River,
High Falls State Park,
Monroe Co., Georgia
29 May 2014
Blackwater Clubtail
Gomphus dilatatus
male
Towaliga River,
High Falls State Park,
Monroe Co., Georgia
29 May 2014
Blackwater Clubtail
Gomphus dilatatus
male
Towaliga River,
High Falls State Park,
Monroe Co., Georgia
29 May 2014
Blackwater Clubtail
Gomphus dilatatus
male
Towaliga River,
High Falls State Park,
Monroe Co., Georgia
29 May 2014
Blackwater Clubtail
Gomphus dilatatus
male
Towaliga River,
High Falls State Park,
Monroe Co., Georgia
29 May 2014
Blackwater Clubtail
Gomphus dilatatus
male
Towaliga River,
High Falls State Park,
Monroe Co., Georgia
29 May 2014