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

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Ashy Clubtail by John Petranka
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Compare with: Lancet Clubtail Sandhill Clubtail
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sciName Phanogomphus lividus
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distribution Essentially statewide; throughout the mountains, Piedmont, and nearly all of the Coastal Plain, but possibly absent in the extreme eastern counties (no records east of Hertford, Tyrrell, and Craven counties).
abundance Common, except infrequent in the central and eastern Coastal Plain. Abundance equals that of the Lancet Clubtail in the Piedmont, exceeds the Lancet in the mountains, but is less numerous than that species in the Coastal Plain.
flight Spring to very early summer season only, but a fairly wide spread of dates (for a clubtail). Generally from late March to late June, but mostly done downstate by late May (Coastal Plain) or mid-June (Piedmont).
habitat Typically breeds at small creeks or rivers, less so at lakes and ponds.
behavior Behavior seems identical to the nearly equally numerous Lancet Clubtail. Adults commonly perch on dirt roads, trails, and other bare ground or fallen leaves, often far from water. Adults are unwary and easily studied through binoculars.
comments Along with the Lancet, these are the most often seen clubtails in NC, typically found on most spring-season field trips to woodlands and fields with appropriate dirt roads or bare ground for perching. Ashy averages slightly longer and huskier in the abdomen than Lancet, and the thorax is slightly duller in Ashy.
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S_rank S5
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G_rank G5
synonym Gomphus lividus
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Photo Gallery for Ashy Clubtail

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

Comment: Jones, 2017-04-11, Weetock Trail near Haywood Landing, Croatan National Forest
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Onslow, 2017-03-29, my property, Holly Ridge - female. Inset photo shows subgenital plate.
Photo by: John Petranka

Comment: Watauga, 2016-05-12, New River at Green Valley Community Park near Todd, NC. Male. Photo.
Photo by: John Petranka, Jim Petranka

Comment: Caldwell, 2016-05-10, Wilson Creek at confluence with Harper Creek. Males and females. Photo.
Photo by: John Petranka

Comment: Montgomery, 2016-04-05, Uwharrie NF along FS Rd. 555 just downstream from confluence of Moccasin Creek with Uwharrie River. Males and females. Photo.
Photo by: Curtis Smalling

Comment: McDowell; M, 2015-05-29, along Hwy 221 at ball park 35.81978; -82.01302
Photo by: John Petranka, Sally Gewalt

Comment: Guilford, 2015-05-03, Northeast Park, Reedy Fork at ford. - Males perching near ford.
Photo by: Salman Abdulali

Comment: Pitt, 2015-04-11, River Park North - female
Photo by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Graham, 2014-06-23, Tulula Wetlands
Photo by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Cherokee, 2014-06-20, near the Campbell Folk School
Photo by: John Petranka, Sally Gewalt

Comment: Halifax; P, 2014-05-03, Medoc Mountain State Park; MEMO - Males and Females
Photo by: Conrad Wernett

Comment: Onslow, 2014-04-13, - Clearing between wooded areas
Photo by: George Andrews

Comment: Union, 2014-04-11, Cane Creek Park. High, thin overcast, 75 degrees F, winds W at 15-25 knots. - Poorly developed "club", abdominal markings on S9. Pic here: https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/95580865@N07/13791039333/
Photo by: Steve Hall

Comment: Granville, 2013-05-31, Tar River near Berea
Photo by: Steve Hall and Harry LeGrand

Comment: Granville, 2013-04-25, Tar River near Berea
Photo by: Simon Thompson

Comment: Polk; P, 2013-04-10, Pacolet River between Tryon and Columbus, Submitted by Vin Stanton
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston

Comment: Buncombe, 2012-04-05, Sandy Mush gamelands northern Buncombe County - Male & Female
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston

Comment: Buncombe, 2012-04-05, Sandy Mush gamelands northern Buncombe County - Male & Female
Photo by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Durham, 2012-04-01, Eno River - male
Photo by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Henderson, 2011-05-26, Imaged at Fletcher Park - 1 male
Photo by: Ali Iyoob, Matt Daw, Dan Irizarry

Comment: Madison, 2011-05-06, French Broad River
Photo by: Doug Johnston

Comment: Buncombe, 2010-05-30, Sandy Mush Gamelands North Buncombe county
Photo by: Doug Johnston

Comment: Buncombe, 2010-05-02, Sandy Mush Gamelands North Buncombe county
Photo by: Ted Wilcox

Comment: Wilkes; P, 2006-06-04,
Photo by: Lafferty

Comment: Brunswick, 2006-04-22,
Photo by: P. Hart

Comment: Harnett; P, 2005-05-07,
Photo by: B. Anderson

Comment: Wake, 2003-05-14, WIUM - Obs. on Pott