Erpetogomphus eutainia (♂) - lateral

Erpetogomphus eutainia (♂) – lateral


One of the most vibrant and alien-like dragonflies I have ever seen, the male Erpetogomphus eutainia. This dragonfly is only known in six counties in Texas and its presence has been variable over the past few years.

A friend invited me go looking for this species in Gonzalez along the Guadalupe River, where it had been found before. A group of us got there in the morning and found multiple males and females of this species within the first 10-15 minutes. It really was a thrill.


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