New York Natural Heritage Program
Rapids Clubtail
Gomphus quadricolor Walsh, 1863
Insects
Gomphus quadricolor Blair Nikula
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: G3G4
A Global Rarity Rank of G3G4 means: Vulnerable globally, or Apparently Secure -- At moderate risk of extinction, with relatively few populations or locations in the world, few individuals, and/or restricted range; or uncommon but not rare globally; may be rare in some parts of its range; possibly some cause for long-term concern due to declines or other factors. More information is needed to assign a single conservation status.


Did you know?
All adult dragonflies are aerial predators that hunt and capture other insects on the wing for food. Gomphus females have larger spines on their hind legs, allowing them to capture larger prey than their male counterparts (Dunkle 2000).

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are five extant and two historical locations where this species is known to occur in New York State, with no population estimates determined. There are two locations in the state where exuviae have been found, but no adult sightings were confirmed. If these records are confirmed, this may change the rank to an "S2".

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