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Cordulegaster diadema

(Cordulegaster diadema)

Description

Cordulegaster diadema, commonly known as the Apache spiketail, is a species of dragonfly in the family Cordulegastridae. The mature adult is usually 74-88 millimeters long. It ranges from southwestern United States to Mexico and Costa Rica. The back of the head is yellow to brown with yellow to black hairs, though some have been reported with a black head with white hairs. The first proximal segment of the legs are yellow. The thorax has two lateral stripes with a yellow stripe between them.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Insecta
Order:Odonata
Family:Cordulegastridae
Genus:Cordulegaster
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