Gomphus spicatus (Dusky Clubtail)A drab clubtail with a range across the northeastern quarter of the continent, it is common and well distributed across much of Vermont – a pattern similar to its closely related still-water clubtail, G. borealis. Seemingly not found in the Champlain valley, perhaps avoiding the siltier nature of water bodies in this region. Besides ponds, probably more apt to be found at slow or moderate stream sites than G. borealis. A relatively early-flying gomphid, it can be fairly abundant at certain sites. May be less common at higher-elevation areas of the Green Mountains than G. borealis.

Status: G5 N5 S5

Flight Period: May 8 – August 7

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