Gomphus vulgatissimus

Gomphus vulgatissimus

Observation - Gomphus vulgatissimus - Global. Description: This was another new one for me in France this year, a Common Club-tail I believe. It was beside Le Loir just south of Le Mans. I usually try to avoid ground shots but it's where this chap was and I'd rather have that than not have one at all. ;-

This was another new one for me in France this year, a Common Club-tail I believe. It was beside Le Loir just south of Le Mans. I usually try to avoid ground shots but it's where this chap was and I'd rather have that than not have one at all. ;-) The tail's gone a bit soft - must go back and get a better one. :D

I've posted it partly for confirmation but also to contrast with another recently posted immature example from chrisbrooks1298 to show the colour change.