New York Natural Heritage Program
Green-faced Clubtail
Gomphus viridifrons Hines, 1901
Insects
Kurt Mead
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: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: Typically 5 or fewer occurrences, very few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or some factor of its biology makes it especially vulnerable 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?
Female Green-faced Clubtails lay their eggs in fast-moving water while tapping their abdomens onto the water's surface (Mead 2003).

State Ranking Justification [-]
The Green-faced Clubtail is known to occur in two locations in New York State, one of which is based on a recent observation from 1994. Population estimates have not been 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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