The Riffle Snaketail is a Clubtail that has a green face, thorax and eyes, and a yellow and black abdomen. As their common name would suggest they are commonly found around riffles in small, clear streams with a swift current.
Riffle Snaketails are quick flyers that typically fly close to the surface of the water. Males will often perch on rocks in the riffles or on leaves of trees on the shore, then make short patrols over the riffles and then return to their perch
Small, clear streams with swift current, sandy bottom and riffles
Female lays eggs by slapping abdomen on the surface of the water as she flies over. Females may rest before ovipositing, producing an egg mass in preparation
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