Eastern Least Clubtail - Stylogomphus albistylus (Hagen in Selys, 1878)

Range & Habitat:

Recorded throughout the northern part of the state; the Camden County record is curious.

Usually seen at rocky riffles of small rivers and large streams where it seems to disappear as it flies over the ripples.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 30 May
Late Date: 9 September

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

Male Lateral - Photo by Jim Bangma
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Our smallest clubtail, distinguished by the rings around each abdominal segment and the white claspers. Other clubtails with a ringed pattern are much larger. Males are green with black thoracic markings; the green is replaced with yellow in females and young males.

See Southern Pygmy Clubtail for comparison.

Conservation Status:
State: S4 Apparently secure in New Jersey
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range