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Related Species in GOMPHIDAE: Number of records for 2018 = 10

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Unicorn Clubtail by John Petranka

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sciName Arigomphus villosipes
mapClick on county for list of all its records for Unicorn Clubtail
distribution The mountain region, the northern Piedmont, and the adjacent northern Coastal Plain. A record from Bladen County seems odd, and it is not in Cuyler's specimen collection. Additional records in the past few years have extended the range slightly southward, to Alamance, Orange, and Durham counties. NC lies at the southeastern edge of the species' range.
abundance Uncommon (and possibly local) in the mountains, but probably very rare to rare in the southwestern counties. Seemingly very rare eastward in the Piedmont near the VA border, to Rockingham County; rare to locally uncommon (but increasing) in the northeastern Piedmont, but currently no Piedmont records for the southern 70% of the province. In the Coastal Plain, apparently rare south to Washington County; however, there are no records since 1998, and thus its current status in that province is not known.
flight The mountain flight occurs from late May to mid-July. The Piedmont flight is earlier -- early May to mid-June. Not surprisingly, the Coastal Plain flight is even earlier -- mid-April to mid-June.
habitat Generally a lake and pond species, or slow streams; muddy bottom waters preferred.
behavior Occurs around ponds and lakes, perching on the ground or on vegetation around the water's edge. It seems to favor small ponds in sunny locations, often in somewhat disturbed situations.
comments Until 10-20 years ago, this species had an unusual range in the state, being found mainly in the mountains and the northern Coastal Plain, at least based on Duncan Cuyler's records. However, in the past few years there have been a modest number of records, mainly made by John Petranka, from the northeastern Piedmont, such that the former gap between the mountains and Coastal Plain has now been filled in. Unless data are uncovered soon for the Bladen County "record", we will likely remove it from the database; this county lies far to the south of any other known records.
state_status W
S_rank S3
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G_rank G5
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Species account update: LeGrand

Photo Gallery for Unicorn Clubtail

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

Comment: Ashe County, 2007-06-08, male
Photo by: Ted Wilcox

Comment: Ashe County, 2004-06-08, male
Photo by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Buncombe, 2009-06-11, very cooperative, landed a few times along pond - imaged at Owen Park Asheville
Photo by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Buncombe, 2009-06-11, very cooperative, landed a few times along pond - imaged at Owen Park Asheville
Photo by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Henderson, 2009-06-09, seen once, lucky to get image - imaged at Fletcher Park
Photo by: Curtis Smalling

Comment: Watauga, 2011-06-10, all at Meat Camp Creek Environmental Studies Area
Photo by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Buncombe, 2011-06-14, imaged at Beaver Lake Asheville
Photo by: TedWilcox

Comment: Ashe, 2007-06-08,
Photo by: Richard Stickney

Comment: Rockingham, 2012-05-21, Mayo River State Park at a pond shoreline; photo
Photo by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Henderson, 2013-06-16, Fetcher Park, Fletcher NC - Male
Photo by: John Petranka

Comment: Orange, 2014-05-17, Gold Park, Hillsborough. One male sighted on a lily pad in the storm water control pond adjacent to the dog park.
Photo by: John Petranka, Sally Gewalt

Comment: Durham, 2015-05-09, Horton Grove Preserve; Sowell Trail Pond - Males. Perched on vegetation and on floating leaf near shore. First record for Durham County.
Photo by: John Petranka

Comment: Granville, 2015-05-11, Lake Holt (aka Lake Butner). Small pond on the right as you drive through the gate. None seen on the lakeshore proper. - Males. Perched on vegetation and on floating leaves/algal mats near shore. First record for Granville County.
Photo by: Curtis Smalling

Comment: Watauga, 2015-05-28, at Meat Camp Creek Environmental Studies Area - several years in a row
Photo by: John Petranka

Comment: Alamance, 2015-05-13, Cedarock Park. Pond near the picnic shelter; seen around the footbridge at end away from the dam. - Males.
Photo by: Jim Petranka

Comment: Madison, 2015-06-05, Pond at junction of alternate 23 and Laurel Valley Road. - New record for Madison Co.
Photo by: Timothy Deering

Comment: Buncombe, 2016-06-16, Farm Pond, Dark Hollow Creek.
Photo by: Mike TUrner

Comment: Orange, 2017-05-06, Occoneechee Mt. SNA - teneral
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Rutherford; P, 2017-06-02, Morse Park, Lake Lure - male eating a female Common Baskettail
Photo by: Marion Dobbs

Comment: Macon, 2008-07-21, Cliffside Lake, N 35.0797 W 83.2365 - Flying low over water among vegetation, perhaps intending to oviposit.
Photo by: Mark Shields and Hunter Phillips

Comment: Rockingham, 2018-05-13, Mayo River State Park (MARI) - Mayo Mountain Access - female observed ovipositing in pond near park office
Photo by: John Petranka, Sally Gewalt.

Comment: Guilford, 2018-05-23, Northeast Park. Pond alongside west side of loop road. - Males.
Photo by: John Petranka, Sally Gewalt.

Comment: Rockingham, 2018-05-22, Pond at Dan River Campground. End of Webster road, east of Mayodan. - Males.
Photo by: Mike Turner

Comment: Guilford, 2018-06-06, retention pond at SR 2832 @ I 785/840
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Jackson, 2018-06-25, Pond beside Breedlove Road, 5 km northeast of Cashiers - First record for county
Photo by: John Petranka, Sally Gewalt.

Comment: Macon, 2018-06-27, Cliffside Lake at Cliffside Lake Recreation Area, ca. 4 miles NW of Highlands. - Males