The Eastern Least Clubtail is a small wary Clubtail typically found near swift moving streams and rivers. Its small size, ringed abdomen, white terminal appendages and minimal club make it fairly easy to distinguish this species from most others found within its range
Eastern Least Clubtails are rather small and very wary. Males typically perch on exposed rocks or fly low over the water. When startled they often take cover in nearby trees. Females are rarely seen, except during mating and egg laying, preferring to spend most of their time in the trees
Cool, clear, streams and small rivers with fast to moderate current. Typically with a sandy bottom and medium to large exposed stones
Males perch on exposed rocks or patrol low over rapids. Females are rarely seen. Females lay eggs in rapids by rapidly dipping their abdomen into the water Emergence typically takes place on flat exposed rocks
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