The St Croix Snaketail is a local species of Ophiogomphus that is found only in the St Croix and Chippewa River watersheds of Minnesota and Wisconsin. It was officially named and became a species in 1993, making it is one of the newest species in the area.
Males patrol river territories or perch in the vegetation of nearby fields. Because mature adults are rarely seen it is believed that they do not live very long as adults
Medium sized, clear, fast-flowing rivers in the St Croix and Chippewa River watersheds typically with a bed of sand and gravel
Females lay eggs by dipping. Nymphs burrow into sandy river beds
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