New York Natural Heritage Program
Tiger Spiketail
Cordulegaster erronea Hagen in Selys, 1878

Habitat [-]
Tiger Spiketails inhabit coldwater streams, small spring trickles, or seeps in partial shade that are too small for fish where there is a constant, slight water flow and a non-silt substrate (Barlow 1995, Dunkle 2000, Nikula et al. 2003, Holst 2005). Larvae are aquatic and found in the water during this lifestage, whereas adults are terrestrial and are found in habitats surrounding streams, springs, and seeps.

Associated Ecological Communities [-]
  • Spring*
    The aquatic community of very small, cold stream sources where the flow is perennial. Springs are characterized by water with constant cold temperature and are rich in dissolved oxygen.

    * probable association but not confirmed

Associated Species [-]
  • Seepage Dancer (Argia bipunctulata)
  • Arrowhead Spiketail (Cordulegaster obliqua)
  • Gray Petaltail (Tachopteryx thoreyi)