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New Jersey Endangered and Threatened Species Field Guide
Species Group: Invertebrate
State: Special Concern
Approximately 2.2” in length, the sable clubtail has green eyes and black facial stripes. The abdomen is slender and lacks a well developed club. There are short pale-green frontal stripes and black shoulder stripes on the thorax. The wings are amber-tipped. Females have more yellow coloration and a wider abdomen.
DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT
New Jersey is at the northern edge of the sable clubtail’s range. They are found in only the most northern New Jersey counties along small rocky streams.
Predatory larvae and adults feed on other invertebrates.
Sable clubtail adults are active from late May to late June.
CURRENT STATUS, THREATS, AND CONSERVATION
Due to it rarity in New Jersey the sable clubtail is considered a species of Special Concern in the state.
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 Larissa Smith in 2011.
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