The Russet-tipped Clubtail is a pale Clubtail with blue eyes and a rusty colored abdomen. They are typically found around slow moving silty rivers and streams. In Minnesota they are mostly found near the Mississippi River in the southern part of the state.
Russet-tipped Clubtails are active throughout most of the day. Males patrol back and forth over their breeding territory. When not at the water they usually perch vertically in the trees or horizontally on leaves that bend down under their weight
Silty bottomed Rivers, steams and lakes with little to no current
Pairs typically mate in trees or bushes. Females lay eggs by flying fast and low over the water and dipping their adbomen at regular intervals, sometimes perching in between ovipositing.
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