The Boreal Snaketail has a green face and eyes, bright green thorax , and a dark abdomen with pale 'T' shaped top spots. They get their common name because they are a northern species that is found primarily in boreal regions. They can be found further north than any other Clubtail species.
Boreal Snaketails are most active in the morning and early afternoon. Males patrol their territory, flying over the water and stopping occasionally to hover. When not in flight they tend to perch low, typically on the ground or low in the bushes, except for immature who spend most of their time high in the trees
Clear, cold northern streams and rivers with a swift current and gravelly bottom
Females lay eggs by tapping the water with their abdomen, usually in or upstream of riffles. In between laying they will stop and perch on rocks in the water to produce more eggs before continuing to oviposit
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