A small dark Clubtail with blue eyes that is common throughout most of its range. The Lancet Clubtail was moved from the genus Gomphus to the new genus Phanogomphus. The Lancet Club is smaller than all of the other Phanogomphus in the area except for the Rapids Clubtail, which is around the same size
Males do not typically patrol over the water, instead they perch on the ground or rocks facing the water. Males and females can also often be found perched on dirt roads or sandy beaches near the water. When disturbed they usually fly up high into the trees.
Slow moving wetlands such as boggy ponds, sandy lakes and slow moving vegetated streams
Females lay eggs by flying quickly and dipping their abdomen into open water. While ovipositing females will often perch or hover for a short time to build up their production of eggs
Click on the icons above for this species' range maps
Click here for county and state checklists from Odonata Central.
Range maps and checklists courtesy of Odonata Central. Copyright © 2016 OdonataCentral. All Rights Reserved. Abbott, J.C. 2006-2018. OdonataCentral: An online resource for the distribution and identification of Odonata. Available at www.odonatacentral.org.