Dragonfly Guide


Selys, 1854

Ophiogomphus, the snaketails, is a genus of dragonfly in the family Gomphidae. The species mostly have beautifully marked green club-shaped abdomens, most noticeable in the males. In the world there is about 28 species, in Europe there is only one, Ophiogomphus cecilia, the green snaketail, green gomphid, or green club-tailed dragonfly.


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Distribution map. Data from gbif.org


  • Field guide to the dragonflies of Britain and Europe, Klaas-Douwe B Dijkstra.