The Rapids Clubtail is a small dark Clubtail typically found around fast moving rivers and streams. It was moved from the genus Gomphus to the new genus Phanogomphus. Although it is generally found in a different habitat than the other species of Phanogomphus in the area
Males typically perch on sunny rocks in the water or along the shore. They will also perch on the ground, sandy beaches and low in vegetation around the bank
Large streams and rivers typically with a strong current
Pairs can be found quite a ways away from the water. Females fly over swift moving water laying eggs by dipping their abdomen into the water. The current carries the eggs to calm pools where the nymphs will hatch and grow
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