New York Natural Heritage Program
Spine-crowned Clubtail
Gomphus abbreviatus Hagen in Selys, 1878

Habitat [-]
Spine-crowned Clubtails inhabit clean, medium to large streams and rivers with sandy or rocky substrates containing muck deposits (Dunkle 2000, Natural Heritage Endangered Species Program 2003, Nikula et al. 2003). Larvae are aquatic, while adults are terrestrial and are found in habitats surrounding streams and rivers.

Associated Ecological Communities [-]
  • Confined river*
    The aquatic community of relatively large, fast flowing sections of streams with a moderate to gentle gradient.

    * probable association but not confirmed

Associated Species [-]
  • Rapids Clubtail (Gomphus quadricolor)
  • Extra-Striped Snaketail (Ophiogomphus anomalus)