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Related Species in GOMPHIDAE: Number of records for 2019 = 0

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Splendid Clubtail by Richard Stickney
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Compare with: Midland Clubtail Cobra Clubtail Cocoa Clubtail Blackwater Clubtail Septima's Clubtail
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sciName Gomphurus lineatifrons
mapClick on county for list of all its records for Splendid Clubtail
distribution Primarily the northern mountains, but there are a few other mountain records (and occurs in the mountains of northern GA). Also a handful of records for the northeastern Piedmont (Orange and Durham counties), plus one in the northwestern Piedmont (Surry County). Thus, it might occur in much of the northern Piedmont.
abundance Not rare in the northern mountains (uncommon to fairly common?), as Ted Wilcox has a number of photographs from Ashe and Alleghany counties on his website. Presumed to be very rare in the remainder of the mountains, and in the northern Piedmont. Certainly very rare if not absent in the intervening northern Piedmont.
flight Late spring and early summer. In the mountains from mid-May to late June; in the Piedmont, probably a week or two earlier, likely beginning in early May, and flying into June.
habitat Breeds at clear rivers and creeks, with gravel bottoms.
behavior Males perch on rocks in the rivers or creeks, or on the ground or low vegetation nearby.
comments This is a large and colorful clubtail; males have a large club. Beginners might mistake it for the common Black-shouldered Spinyleg, though that species has a much smaller club. In the northeastern Piedmont, nearly all records are from the Eno River, and a record in 2018 came from the Yadkin River (for a new river basin record). Though the NC Natural Heritage Program tracks the species, as there are records for only 8 counties, the fact that Wilcox has a number of records for the northwestern counties suggests that a Watch List status might be more appropriate.
state_status SR
S_rank S2
fed_status
G_rank G4
synonym Gomphus lineatifrons
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Species account update: LeGrand

Photo Gallery for Splendid Clubtail

Other NC Galleries:    Jeff Pippen    Will Cook    Ted Wilcox
Photo by: Mike Turner

Comment: Surry, 2018-06-10, Crater Park, Yadkin River, Elkin
Photo by: Mike Turner

Comment: Surry, 2018-06-10, Crater Park, Yadkin River, Elkin
Photo by: Curtis Smalling

Comment: Watauga, 2016-05-30, Meat Camp Creek
Photo by: Curtis Smalling

Comment: Watauga, 2016-05-30, Meat Camp Creek
Photo by: Richard Stickney

Comment: Durham, 2016-05-10, Eno River State Park
Photo by: John Petranka

Comment: Orange, 2015-05-27, Eno River State Park (ENRI). Pleasant Green Access. Perched on trail in power line clearing just upstream from parking area. - Female. Very tame.
Photo by: Randy Emmitt

Comment: ENRI - Cole Mill, 2002-05-23
Photo by: R Emmitt

Comment: Orange, 2002-05-07, Eno River State Park
Photo by: Randy Emmitt

Comment: This female I found at Duke Forest in Orange County, NC on May 25, 2001 in a powerline clearing.
Photo by: Steve Hall

Comment: Orange, 1991-05-29, Eno River State Park, in riffles upstream from Few. First report for Orange County.
Photo by: Ted Wilcox

Comment: Ashe. Co., 2006-05-30, male
Photo by: Ted Wilcox

Comment: Ashe. Co., 2005-06-09, male
Photo by: Ted Wilcox

Comment: Alleghany County, 2006-06-22 - female