074. Turkish Clubtail – Gomphus schneiderii – European Dragonfly photo
The Turkish Clubtail ( Gomphus schneiderii ) in Turkey is the counterpart to the Common Clubtail – Gomphus vulgatissimus which it strongly resembles. It breeds in large lakes such as Lake Koycegiz in Western Turkey shown below.
KEY I/D FEATURES
Males are somewhat smaller and have thinner bodies than the Common Clubtail. Another difference is the colour of the eyes which are blue rather than green. When viewed from the side the antehumeral stripes are of the same thickness as the adjacent black stripes. On the Common Clubtail they are narrower.