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Pale-faced Clubskimmer
Brechmorhoga mendax
The Pale-faced Clubskimmer (Brechmorhoga mendax) is a dragon of the southwest where it usually inhabits moving streams and rivers. It hangs, rather than perches and often does so in shady location unlike many other dragonflies. It is sometimes very wary and difficult to approach while hanging, while at other times it seems tame. The first photo shows a female in Austin, Travis Co., Texas in September, 2003. The photo was a digital capture with a Canon EOS 10D and EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS lens with a 2X extender with a 550 EX flash. The next shot, of a male, was taken in the same month along the Nueces River in Zavala Co., Texas with the same equipment and represents the first record for that county. This particular image was cropped significantly because the subject was quite small in the frame, thus the more grainy appearance.
The next 4 shots show Pale-faced Clubskimmers which were photographed in Gonzales, Gonzales Co., Texas, in October, 2004, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 550 flash.
The Pale-faced Clubskimmer shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in April, 2008. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and a 2X extender and 580 EX flash..
The Pale-faced Clubskimmer shown here was along the Medina River, just south of San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas, in September, 2008. This image was taken with the same gear as the shot just previous.
The male Pale-faced Clubskimmer shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in August, 2009. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 50D and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender and 580 flash.
The male Pale-faced Clubskimmer shown here was in Big Bend Ranch State Park, Presidio Co., Texas,in September, 2009. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The female shown here was in Gonzales, Gonzales Co., Texas, in October, 2010. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
Pale-faced Clubskimmer
Brechmorhoga mendax
teneral female with a damaged wing
Bonita Creek,
Graham Co., Arizona
29 August 2013

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-109.4864
Pale-faced Clubskimmer
Brechmorhoga mendax
male
Mimbres River
at Royal John Mine Road
Grant Co., New Mexico
30 August 2015
32.731
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Pale-faced Clubskimmer
Brechmorhoga mendax
male
San Felipe Creek,
Del Rio,
Val Verde Co., Texas
2 October 2015
Pale-faced Clubskimmer
Brechmorhoga mendax
male
San Felipe Creek,
Del Rio,
Val Verde Co., Texas
2 October 2015
Pale-faced Clubskimmer
Brechmorhoga mendax
male
Murphy Ranch,
ca. 7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
16 September 2016
Pale-faced Clubskimmer
Brechmorhoga mendax
teneral male
Commons Ford Park,
Travis Co., Texas
31 May 2017