Black Petaltail

Tanypteryx hageni





Black Petaltail


Groundhog Meadow, Sequoia National Park, Tulare County          8 July 2016

This sighting extends the range of this species approximately 100 miles further south than it was previously known.




Black Petaltail


Pine Flat Road, Sonoma County          15 May 2004




Black Petaltail


Pine Flat Road, Sonoma County          15 May 2004




Black Petaltail


Pine Flat Road, Sonoma County          15 May 2004




Black Petaltail


Pine Flat Road, Sonoma County          15 May 2004




Black Petaltail


Pine Flat Road, Sonoma County          15 May 2004

Closeup of male's appendages attached to female's head




Black Petaltail


Pine Flat Road, Sonoma County          15 May 2004

Habitat shot showing the branch that the female perched on while ovipositing into the standing water





Alan Wight
Sonoma County, California
Email:  shwand@sonic.net

Photo(s) © 2016 Alan Wight