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Brimstone Clubtail
Stylurus intricatus

Five pictures are of same female posed.
July 18 2003 Imperial County CA

The above four pics of a female were taken near the same location as the first five but a few days later.
Can not rule out that it was the same female although the second one appears to be whiter along the middle of the abdomen.  
Compare the markings on the abdomen with those of the the Russet-tipped Clubtail and White-belted Ringtail pics! 

The only place I have seen Brimstone Clubtail was near the East highline Canal and K Lateral.
Sinclair Road is north of the city of Calipatria. Go east on Sinclair till the road ends and then
continue east on the canal (K Lateral) till everything ends! East Highline Canal is the eastern boundary
of all agriculture in Imperial Valley and runs all the way from the Mexican border to Niland CA. Because
it has desert on one side and agriculture on the other means that it can be great oding and birding!
Numerous White-belted Ringtail and a few Russet-tipped Clubtail, which are very similar, were flying at the same time.

Last updated
Jul. 24 2003

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