The jade clubtail's thorax is grayish jade green with brown shoulder stripes. The abdomen has gray-green rings except near the end, when it becomes dark brown with a flare. The eyes are green with thighs and shins pale. The body length ranges from 2.0 to 2.2 inches.
This species can be found throughout mid-United States in mud-bottomed ponds, sloughs, and lakes. It seems to be associated with Mississippi River flythrough. It is known in Wisconsin, only from two southern counties.
Throughout its range, the flight season is from late April to early August. In Wisconsin, the typical flight season is mid-June to early August.