Macromia taeniolata

(Royal River Cruiser)

Macromia taeniolata is the largest, and perhaps most common, member of its genus in the Southeast. It may be encountered almost anywhere in Alabama and Mississippi. The preferred habitat is usually given as large streams and rivers, but I often find this species around large ponds, lakes, and hydroelectric reservoirs. As with the other Macromia species, it is often found away from the water.


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Macromia taeniolata, male

ALABAMA, Hale County (posed)

Macromia taeniolata, female

ALABAMA, Tuscaloosa County (posed)

Macromia taeniolata, nymph

ALABAMA, Hale County