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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Odonatoptera
Cladus: Holodonata
Ordo: Odonata
Subordo: Epiprocta
Infraordo: Anisoptera
Superfamilia: Aeshnoidea

Familia: Gomphidae
Subfamilia: Gomphinae
Tribus: Octogomphini
Genus: Octogomphus
Species: Octogomphus specularis
Octogomphus Selys, 1873

Octogomphus specularis 7384867

Octogomphus specularis

Octogomphus, the grappletail, is a genus of club-tailed dragonflies found in North America, containing the single species Octogomphus specularis.[1]

The Grappletail, not seen in British Columbia for 40 years, was re-discovered by citizen scientists in July 2020, during a hike in Davis Lake Provincial Park, near Mission, B.C. [2]
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"Octogomphus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
"New discoveries made in mammoth effort to catalogue B.C.'s plants and animals". Global News. Retrieved 2020-10-06.

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