The Splendid Clubtail is a large Clubtail that can often be found basking in the sunlight. They are typically found around rocky rivers with a fast moving current. It was moved from the genus Gomphus to the new genus Gomphurus
Males perch on rocks in riffles and patrol by flying between these perches often stopping to hover over riffles. When it is cooler out they will perch on rocks, leaves, or the ground in the sun
Clean, fast moving, large and medium sized rivers, usually with rocky and gravel bottoms
Females lay eggs by dipping abdomen into swift moving water
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