The Elusive Clubtail is a slender Clubtail with blue eyes and heavy facial markings. As their common name would suggest, adults are not commonly seen, preferring to spend their time flying far out over the water or perched in the tree tops
The aptly named Elusive Clubtail spends most of its time, after emergence, foraging in the tree tops. Making getting a glimpse let alone netting one or getting a picture a difficult prospect. When they do come to the water to mate they spend most of their time far from shore over the open water. They are a late season dragonfly, especially for a Clubtail, and can often be seen through to mid October
Large rivers and lakes preferably with a silty bottom
Adults do not spend much time at the breeding site. Females lay eggs by dipping their abdomen into the water
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