The Ashy Clubtail was moved from the genus Gomphus to the new genus Phanogomphus. Their dull brown and yellow coloration makes them look different than most other species of Clubtails, in the area, which help to identify them, although they are quite similar looking to the Dusky Clubtail
Males typically perch on the ground, rocks, logs, or low in vegetation, typically near the water where they patrol until early evening. When disturbed they fly in a series of semicircles and will usually perch back on the ground a short ways away
Slow moving wooded streams and rivers and wave-beaten lake shores
Females lays eggs by dipping their abdomen into the water close to the bank or shoreline
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