New York Natural Heritage Program
Midland Clubtail
Gomphurus fraternus
Insects
Family: Clubtails (Gomphidae)

State Protection: Not Listed
The species is not listed or protected by New York State.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S3
A State Rarity Rank of S3 means: Typically 21 to 100 occurrences, limited acreage, or miles of stream in New York State.

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
The Midland Clubtail has strong flight capabilities, which allow it to capture other dragonflies such as the Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella) and the Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis) as prey (Mead 2003).

State Ranking Justification [-]
The Midland Clubtail is known to occur in two locations in New York State, with no population estimates determined. Further survey efforts may result in the identification of additional populations or range expansions, and may enable population size estimations.

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