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Gomphus schneiderii

• Scientific name: Gomphus schneiderii Selys, 1850
• English name: Turkish Clubtail
• German name: Türkische Keiljungfer
• French name: N/A
• Dutch name: Turkse rombout
• Swedish name: N/A
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: N/A
• Danish name: N/A
• Italian name: N/A
• Czech name: N/A
• Slovenian name: N/A
• Bulgarian name: N/A
• Typical length: 40-48 mm
• Hindwing: 29-31 mm

Gomphus schneiderii

Distribution map

Map data based on J.-P. Boudot & V. J. Kalkman (eds.),
Atlas of the European Dragonflies and Damselflies

To all intents and purposes the Turkish Clubtail (Gomphus schneiderii) is the blue-eyed Eastern twin of the Common Clubtail (G. vulgatissimus). Structurally the two species are very similar, but the colour of the eyes (blue rather than green) and of the thorax (yellow rather than greenish) does give the Turkish Clubtail a different look. Another difference we noticed in the field is that Gomphus schneiderii seems much more approachable and less wary of nosy photographers than its Western European sibling - either that or we were plain lucky. In Europe the species is restricted to Greece and some of its islands (e.g. Lesbos, Corfu and Lefkada).

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4 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1087 14/06/2013 15:15 Turquie F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
5 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1184 04/06/2009 14:39 Turquie F8 1/350 100mm ISO400 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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10 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1189 04/06/2009 16:37 Turquie F5.6 1/320 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
11 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1190 04/06/2009 17:25 Turquie F5.6 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
12 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1191 04/06/2009 17:47 Turquie F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
13 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1192 05/06/2009 10:19 Turquie F8 1/100 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
14 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1201 11/06/2013 18:17 Turquie F8 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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16 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1203 08/06/2013 18:31 Turquie F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
17 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1206 12/06/2013 12:19 Turquie F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
18 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1207 06/06/2009 18:20 Turquie F5.6 1/200 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
19 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1208 06/06/2009 18:22 Turquie F5.6 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
20 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1209 06/06/2009 18:22 Turquie F5.6 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF