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Stylurus flavipes

• English name: River Clubtail
• German name: Asiatische Keiljungfer
• French name: Gomphe à pattes jaunes
• Dutch name: Rivierrombout
• Swedish name: Större klubbtrollslända
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: Idänjokikorento
• Danish name: Gulbenet flodguldsmed
• Italian name: Gonfo zampegialle
• Czech name: klínatka žlutonohá
• Slovenian name: Rumeni porečnik
• Bulgarian name: Жълто цигулче

Stylurus flavipes

Not present
Present before 1990
Present after 1990

Present before and after 1990
Present after 2015

Distribution map Stylurus flavipes

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 with a very patchy distribution in central and eastern Europe
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Gomphidae
Conservation status • IUCN Red List Europe: Least Concern
Scientific name Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Habitat • wide, slow-flowing rivers with a sandy bottom
Dimensions • typical body length: 50-55 mm; hindwing: 30-35 mm
Notes • gomphids are 'sitters': they spend a lot of time perched on rocks and vegetation
Both sexesHead➤ like in all other gomphids, the eyes are widely separated
 Thorax• the black lines on the side of the thorax are thin
  • the antehumeral stripe is very wide
  ➤ the black line on the metapleural suture is not forked; in all other European Gomphus species this line is forked
 Legs➤ the legs are black with extensive yellow lines on the tibiae and femura
MaleHead• the eyes are blue
 AbdomenS10 is entirely black dorsally
FemaleHead• the eyes are green
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in central and northern Italy

Line DrawingLineDrawing: the male's head, thorax and abdomen in lateral view.

Stylurus flavipes (left) and Gomphus simillimus (right); thorax
Note: In Stylurus flavipes the black line on the metapleural suture is not forked.
In Gomphus simillimus and all other European Gomphus species it is.

River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes)
Male head, thorax and abdomen in lateral view
Drawing by Ruth Ilka Nüß
© 2013 Lehmann & Nüß and DragonflyPix.com

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