Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sometimes considered a subgenus in Gomphus.
One of seven Nearctic species in the genus.
The two brown shoulder stripes are about the same size. Thorax is a muted yellowish green.
From abdominal segements 3 to 6 there are pale rings, and this part of the abdomen looks unusually pale at first glance.
Segments 7 to 9 are a ruddy brown, with segment 8 the darkest of the three. Segment 10 is yellowish.
The femora and tibiae are pale.
Among the states reporting this species are: AR, IL, IN, KS, MO, MS, OK, and TX.
Like other members of the genus, this species can breed in calm waters, hence the common name. This is a fairly unusual trait among Clubtails.