The Dusky 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 can help to identify them, although they are quite similar looking to the Ashy Clubtail
Males perch low in the vegetation, on water lilies or on the ground near their wetland habitats. Females, immatures, and males who are not mating can often be found away from the water frequently perched in the sun on dirt or gravel roads and paths
Lakes with sandy shores, boggy ponds and slow moving streams
Females lay eggs by dipping abdomen into the waters of appropriate habitat
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