The Pygmy Snaketail is one of the smallest clubtails in North America. They have a green thorax, black abdomen with yellow top spots and moderate clubbing and an orange tint to the base of the hind wings.
Pygmy Snaketails spend most of their time in the tree tops. Males will patrol over the water but patrol times are short and then they head back to cover. Pygmy Snaketails have two distinct populations the ones in this area, Minnesota and Wisconsin, are a part of the western population
Clear, clean moderate to large rivers with shallow riffles and a sandy or gravel bottom
Females lay eggs by flying swiftly in a circular pattern over the current and dipping their abdomen
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