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Order Odonata - The Clubtails
Distinguishing characteristics - The clubtails have a four segmented antennae with the third segment large and the fourth segment small (Fig. B). and the ligula is lacking a median cleft (Fig. C). The prementum and palpal lobes of the labium are flat or nearly so (Fig. D). They have two segmented tarsus on the midleg (Fig. E).

Tolerance Value - 4

Feeding Group - Predator

Notes - Clubtail larvae are burrowing predators which lie in wait for their prey. They are found in a variety of aquatic habitats including rivers and ponds. They overwinter as eggs. The size of clubtail nymphs at maturity is 23-40 mm and sometimes 65 mm.

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