The Rusty Snaketail is the most common Snaketail found throughout much of Minnesota and Wisconsin. They are fairly easy to distinguish from other species of Snaketail because their abdomen is more of a rusty brown color compared to the black and yellow of other local Snaketails
Rusty Snaketails are often found perched in the grass in open fields near the water. Males will patrol by sallying forth over riffles from perches in trees on the shoreline or over the water
Medium to large rivers that may be more siltier than other species of Snaketails can tolerate
Mating usually takes place away from the water. Females lay eggs by dipping their abdomens in fast straight flights up current, stopping to perch and produce egg masses in between ovipositing sessions
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