Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Riverine Clubtail is a member of the Stylurus, or Hanging Clubtail, genus. These clubtails perch on leaves, which tip with their weight, leaving the dragonflies hanging nearly vertically. The Riverine Clubtail is small and has a vivid black and yellow pattern, including a three-pointed star on the top of the thorax. The face is variably mottled black, and the eyes are dark green. Abdominal segments 8 and 9 have large yellow spots on the sides. The female is yellower than the male.
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
Size: 47-49 mm (1.9 in)
Habitat: rivers with rapid currents
Great Plains Range: KS, NE, MO, IA, MN
Flight season: mid June to lat July
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