The Dragonflies and Damselflies of North Carolina
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North Carolina's 187 Odonate species
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Related Species in GOMPHIDAE: Number of records for 2019 = 0

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Beaverpond Clubtail (Phanogomphus borealis) by Jim Johnson. 2010-06-29 Somerset County, ME
Compare with: Rapids Clubtail   Harpoon Clubtail  
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distribution Known from just one mountain county -- Mitchell. This is the southern end of the range of this Northern species.
abundance Considered to be of historical occurrence in the state, the only odonate considered by the NC Natural Heritage Program to be perhaps extirpated from the state.
flight Probably May into July, inferred from Dunkle (2000).
habitat Lakes, ponds, and large, slow-moving streams. Mainly with mud bottoms. Beaver ponds are only one of many habitats used in its range.
behavior Males perch on the ground or vegetation near ponds.
comments Duncan Cuyler (pers. comm. to the NC Natural Heritage Program) suggested an historical status for the species, as he had searched for it a few decades ago, and could not find the species. There are a handful of other dragonflies and damselflies with no recent records; however, biologists consider those to still be present, as likely there has been little or no search of known sites for them. Sadly, we do not have any data for the only record(s) known from the state for the Beaverpond Clubtail.
state_status SR
S_rank SH
fed_status
G_rank G4
synonym Gomphus borealis
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Species account update: LeGrand

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