Petaltails (Petaluridae)
Gray Petaltail
(Tachyopteryx thoreyi)

This is a very primitive family, and only one species is found in Georgia. They commonly perch vertically on tree trunks like these where they are well-camouflaged. Very tame and often land on observers.

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