Lancet Clubtail - Gomphus (Gomphus) exilis (Selys, 1854)

Range & Habitat:

Occurs throughout the state. Should be looked for in the NY metro area where it has not yet been recorded.


Flight Season:
Early Date: 23 April
Late Date: 12 August

Flight season charts created from records in the official database maintained by Allen Barlow.

Male Lateral - Photo by Jim Bangma
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Noticeably smaller than other Slender Clubtails; usually brighter than Ashy Clubtail, usually with a full length dorsal spot on S7. The frontal stripes are usually "Z" shaped but the upper leg may be a separate spot or missing altogether. See the Slender Clubtail ID page for more detail or take the ID quiz!


Conservation Status:
State: S5 Demonstrably secure in the state
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range