The rapids clubtail is one of the smaller clubtail dragonflies that we see here in Minnesota. They emerge early in the summer, usually early June and are usually found around large, swift moving rivers with rocky bottoms. Males spend much of their time perched on rocks or plants on the side of the river waiting for prey or a receptive female to fly by. This picture was taken along the St Croix River in Wild River State Park. The St Croix is one of the best places in Minnesota, that I have found, for rapids and other river clubtail species.