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New Jersey Endangered and Threatened Species Field Guide
Species Group: Invertebrate
State: Special Concern
The zebra clubtail ranges between 2.4” to 2.5”. It has black and yellow patterning and aqua-blue eyes. The black abdomen has pale yellow rings. It has a well-developed club similar to a wide-tipped clubtail. Females have a thicker abdomen with a series of pale lateral spots.
DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT
The zebra clubtail has only been recorded at three locations in northern New Jersey. It inhabits clean rivers and streams with an abundance of sand and mud substrates. Its full range is north to the Canadian Maritimes, south to Georgia and west to Wisconsin.
Nymphs feed on a wide variety of aquatic invertebrates. Adults feed on small flying insects.
Throughout its range, this species occurs from June through early October. In New Jersey, the zebra clubtail is rare and has only been recorded from mid to late August.
CURRENT STATUS, THREATS, AND CONSERVATION
The zebra clubtail is considered a species of Special Concern in New Jersey due to its rarity and need for pristine habitat.
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.
Species: S. scudderi
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