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New Jersey Endangered and Threatened Species Field Guide
Species Group: Invertebrate
State: Special Concern
Reaching 2”, the midland clubtail is a medium-sized dragonfly currently found only in northern New Jersey. Identified by pale gray-green eyes, that sometimes appear pale blue, it has thick green and black striping on thorax, and a black abdomen with pale green and yellow markings. Females are similar in appearance with a more robust abdomen.
DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT
Currently, the midland clubtail has only been identified twice in Sussex County, near a large river with sand and mud substrates.
Nymphs eat a wide variety of aquatic insects; adults feed on flying insects.
Little is known about the flight season of the midland clubtail in New Jersey; however previous encounters have been in June.
CURRENT STATUS, THREATS, AND CONSERVATION
Due to its rarity in New Jersey (it has only been seen twice), the midland clubtail is considered a species of Special Concern.
Text derived from the book, Field Guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies of New Jersey. 2009. By Allen E. Barlow, David M. Golden and Jim Bangma. Edited and updated by Karena Di Leo in 2011.
Species: G. fraternus
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