Dusky Clubtail - Gomphus (Gomphus) spicatus (Hagen, 1854)

This is a species of concern. Please report any encounters to Odonata Central.

Range & Habitat:

Known locally from Passaic, Sussex and Morris counties, its early flight season and similarity to Ashy Clubtail may cause it to be overlooked.


Flight Season:
Early Date: 4 May
Late Date: 15 June

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

Male Lateral - Photo by Jim Bangma
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Very similar to Ashy Clubtail, best told by the straight frontal stripes without a Z-type posterior extension. See the Slender Clubtail ID page for more detail or take the ID quiz!


Conservation Status:
State: S2S3 Rare to imperiled in New Jersey
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range