Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata)

Perhaps common in the NC mountains and uncommon in the rest of the state. Currently we have records for scattered piedmont counties and for the western portion of the coastal plain.
Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata) Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata)
Clay Co., NC
13 May 2006

Differentiated by the similar Twin-spotted Spiketail in that Brown Spiketails average smaller in size and the paired abdomen spots are generally all similar sized (Twin-spotted's spots vary).

Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata) Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata)
Clay Co., NC
14 May 2005

Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata) Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata)
Floyd Co., VA
23 June 2007

Adults have green eyes.

Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata) Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata)
Floyd Co., VA
23 June 2007

Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata) Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata)
Clay Co., NC
14 May 2005

Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata)
Clay Co., NC
19 May 2007
Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata)
Clay Co., NC
19 May 2007

Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata)
Clay Co., NC
19 May 2007
Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata)
Clay Co., NC
19 May 2007

Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata)
Clay Co., NC
19 May 2007

Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata) Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata)
Hill Forest
Durham Co., NC
1 May 2005


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