The Midland Clubtail is a midsized Clubtail that is found predominantly around fast moving rivers and streams. They are strong flyers and voracious hunters that often take other dragonflies as prey. It was moved from the genus Gomphus to the new genus Gomphurus
The Midland Clubtail is a strong flyer and a voracious hunter. They will hunt other dragonflies, often ones that are almost as large as they are, this includes species like Jewelwings, Twelve-spotted Skimmers, Rapids Clubtails and the ferocious Common Pondhawk. They can often be found perched on the sand on the river bank or lake shore or patrolling over rapids or riffles.
Fast moving rivers and larger streams with clay or sandy bottoms, also large lakes with a lot of wave motion
Females lay eggs by dipping abdomen into rapids or waves while in flight
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