Hungry Grappletail

Feeding Grappletail

Feeding Grappletail

Late last summer this grappletail (Octogomphus specularis) was feeding on a rock next to Ash Creek near the Lower Campground (Lassen County CA). I believe this is a female grappletail because of the thin yellow line on the top of the abdomen.

Based on what appears to be a forked “tail”and flat wings on the prey, Leonard speculates the dragonfly may be eating a stonefly, but is uncertain. A better knowledge of entomology would be helpful.


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2 Responses to Hungry Grappletail

  1. usermattw says:

    Fascinating, if a little gruesome. 🙂

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