Zebra Clubtail
Stylurus scudderi
The Zebra Clubtail (Stylurus scudderi) inhabits rapidly flowing clear streams in the northeastern U.S., and southeast Canada. Its range extends down the Appalachian chain into extreme northern Georgia, but it can be hard to find. The shot of the male shown here was taken on the Englehart River, Timiskaming Co., Ontario, Canada, in July, 2005, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens with a 2X extender and 580 EX flash. This is a posed shot as we were not able to find one perched. It is a strikingly beautiful insect.
The shot shown here shows a female Zebra Clubtail emerging from its exuviae on the Saco River, Oxford Co., Maine, in June, 2010.