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Russet-tipped Clubtail
Stylurus plagiatus

The above pics of a female, taken July 22 2003 in Imperial County, were posed.
Compare the markings on the abdomen with those of the the 

Brimstone Clubtail and White-belted Ringtail pics! 

The only place I have seen Russet-tipped 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 Brimstone Clubtail, which are very similar, were flying at the same time.

Last updated
Jul. 24 2003

The following links are to pages for trips on which this species was photographed.