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Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus)

• English name: Yellow Clubtail
• German name: Gelbe Keiljungfer
• French name: Gomphe semblable
• Dutch name: Gele rombout
• Swedish name: N/A
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Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus)

Distribution map Gomphus simillimus

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


General ➤ a medium-sized black-and yellow species which in Europe occurs mainly in Iberia and the South-West of France
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Gomphidae
Scientific name Gomphus simillimus Selys, 1840
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • gomphids are 'sitters': they spend a lot of time perched on rocks and vegetation
Habitat • slow-flowing rivers and streams with a sandy bottom
Dimensions • typical body length: 45-50 mm; hindwing: 29-33 mm
Both sexesHead➤ like in all other gomphids, the eyes are widely separated
 Thorax• the black lines on the side of the thorax are fairly thick
  ➤ the antehumeral stripe is about as wide as the black stripes above and below it
 Legs• the legs are black with yellow lines on the tibiae and femura
Photographs • nearly all of our photos below were made in Andalusia

Gomphus simillimus; thorax, male
Note: By contrast, the antehumeral stripe in G. graslinii is much narrower than the black stripes above and below it.

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Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus) ♂

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Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus) ♀

2 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1228 24/07/2009 16:48 Spain F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus) ♀

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Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus) ♀

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Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus) ♀

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Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus) ♂

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Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus) ♀

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Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus) ♀

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Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus) ♀

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Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus) ♀

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Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus) ♀

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Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus) ♀

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Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus) ♀

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Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus) ♂

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Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus) ♂

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Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus) ♂

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Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus) ♂

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Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus) ♂

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