Dark hanging Clubtail with green eyes and yellow to cream colored rings separating abdominal segments 3 to 7. Segments 8 and 9 have small triangular top spots and segments 7 through 9 have irregular shaped side spots. Males have a broad club. Females have a stout abdomen with very little clubbing
Males are very territorial. They are often seen flying close to the water, usually over riffles, patrolling or chasing off competitors. Females are secretive and rarely seen.
Swift clean rivers and streams preferably with a sandy bottom.
Mating and copulation usually takes place high in tree branches. Females make brief trips to lay eggs by tapping their abdomen on the water, usually over riffles, and then retreat back to the trees.
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