Species of Concern

Rapids Clubtail

The species listed below are monitored by the NJDEP Natural Heritage Program. We are concerned about these species, especially for their own survival, but also for their importance as water quality indicators. While we are interested in all odes, we would certainly like to hear about any sightings of the species listed below. Please report any encounters through Odonata Central.

The State and Global rankings give a quick summary and overview of each species' status, stability and abundance. Click here for a definition of these rankings and to learn more about the ongoing efforts of the Natural Heritage Program. In the following table, we list the species that are currently ranked from S1 through S3 by the NHP. Clicking on the name of any ode will take you to the detailed page for that species.

Common NameScientific NameGlobal RankState Rank
River Jewelwing Calopteryx aequabilis G5S2
Superb Jewelwing Calopteryx amata G4S1
Sparkling Jewelwing Calopteryx dimidiata G5S3
American Rubyspot Hetaerina americana G5S3
Great Spreadwing Archilestes grandis G5S3
Spotted Spreadwing Lestes congener G5S2S3
Common Spreadwing Lestes disjunctus G5S2S3
Emerald Spreadwing Lestes dryas G5S1
Amber-winged Spreadwing Lestes eurinus G4S2
Lyre-tipped Spreadwing Lestes unguiculatus G5SH
Seepage Dancer Argia bipunctulata G4S3S4
Blue-tipped Dancer Argia tibialis G5S3S4
Dusky Dancer Argia translata G5S2S3
Northern Bluet Enallagma annexum G5S2
Double-striped Bluet Enallagma basidens G5S3
Boreal Bluet Enallagma boreale G5S1S2
Tule Bluet Enallagma carunculatum G5S1S2
Attenuated Bluet Enallagma daeckii G4S3S4
Atlantic Bluet Enallagma doubledayi G5S3S4
Big Bluet Enallagma durum G5S2S3
Marsh Bluet Enallagma ebrium G5S1S2
Hagen's Bluet Enallagma hageni G5S2S3
New England Bluet Enallagma laterale G3S1S2
Scarlet Bluet Enallagma pictum G3S3
Pine Barrens Bluet Enallagma recurvatum G3S3
Blackwater Bluet Enallagma weewa G5S3S4
Southern Sprite Nehalennia integricollis G5S2S3
Sedge Sprite Nehalennia irene G5S4
Gray Petaltail Tachopteryx thoreyi G4S1
Canada Darner Aeshna canadensis G5S2S3
Mottled Darner Aeshna clepsydra G4S2S3
Lance-tipped Darner Aeshna constricta G5S2S3
Variable Darner Aeshna interrupta G5S?
Subarctic Darner Aeshna subarctica G5S?
Black-tipped Darner Aeshna tuberculifera G4S1S2
Green-striped Darner Aeshna verticalis G5S2S3
Spatterdock Darner Rhionaeschna mutata G3G4S1S2
Comet Darner Anax longipes G5S2S3
Ocellated Darner Boyeria grafiana G5S1S2
Taper-tailed Darner Gomphaeschna antilope G4S2S3
Cyrano Darner Nasiaeschna pentacantha G5S3S4
Lilypad Clubtail Arigomphus furcifer G5S2
Midland Clubtail Gomphus (Gomphurus) fraternus G5S?
Sable Clubtail Gomphus (Gomphurus) rogersi G4S1S2
Septima's Clubtail Gomphus (Gomphurus) septima G2S1
Cobra Clubtail Gomphus (Gomphurus) vastus G5S1S2
Skillet Clubtail Gomphus (Gomphurus) ventricosus G3S?
Beaverpond Clubtail Gomphus (Gomphus) borealis G4S1
Harpoon Clubtail Gomphus (Gomphus) descriptus G4S1
Rapids Clubtail Gomphus (Gomphus) quadricolor G3G4S2
Dusky Clubtail Gomphus (Gomphus) spicatus G5S2S3
Spine-crowned Clubtail Gomphus (Hylogomphus) abbreviatus G3G4S2S3
Moustached Clubtail Gomphus (Hylogomphus) adelphus G4S1
Banner Clubtail Gomphus (Hylogomphus) apomyius G4S1
Green-faced Clubtail Gomphus (Hylogomphus) viridifrons G3S1
Dragonhunter Hagenius brevistylus G5S3S4
Southern Pygmy Clubtail Lanthus vernalis G4S2S3
Extra-striped Snaketail Ophiogomphus anomalus G3SH
Brook Snaketail Ophiogomphus aspersus G3G4S1S2
Riffle Snaketail Ophiogomphus carolus G5S1
Maine Snaketail Ophiogomphus mainensis G4TUS2
Rusty Snaketail Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis G5S2S3
Common Sanddragon Progomphus obscurus G5S3S4
Russet-tipped Clubtail Stylurus plagiatus G5S1
Zebra Clubtail Stylurus scudderi G4S1
Arrow Clubtail Stylurus spiniceps G5S2
Delta-spotted Spiketail Cordulegaster diastatops G5S3S4
Tiger Spiketail Cordulegaster erronea G4S2
Arrowhead Spiketail Cordulegaster obliqua G4S2
Allegheny River Cruiser Macromia alleghaniensis G4S1S2
American Emerald Cordulia shurtleffi G5S2
Racket-tailed Emerald Dorocordulia libera G5S2S3
Beaverpond Baskettail Epitheca (Tetragoneuria) canis G5S2
Slender Baskettail Epitheca (Tetragoneuria) costalis G4S3
Spiny Baskettail Epitheca (Tetragoneuria) spinigera G5SH
Mantled Baskettail Epitheca (Tetragoneuria) semiaquea G4S3S4
Robust Baskettail Epitheca (Tetragoneuria) spinosa G4S1
Uhler's Sundragon Helocordulia uhleri G5S3S4
Umber Shadowdragon Neurocordulia obsoleta G4S1
Stygian Shadowdragon Neurocordulia yamaskanensis G5S1S2
Ski-tipped Emerald Somatochlora elongata G5S1
Fine-lined Emerald Somatochlora filosa G5S2S3
Coppery Emerald Somatochlora georgiana G3G4S1
Kennedy's Emerald Somatochlora kennedyi G5S?
Mocha Emerald Somatochlora linearis G5S2
Treetop Emerald Somatochlora provocans G4S2S3
Brush-tipped Emerald Somatochlora walshii G5S1S2
Williamson's Emerald Somatochlora williamsoni G5S1S2
Ringed Boghaunter Williamsonia lintneri G2SH
Four-spotted Pennant Brachymesia gravida G5S1S2
Martha's Pennant Celithemis martha G4S3S4
Ornate Pennant Celithemis ornata G5SH
Double-ringed Pennant Celithemis verna G5S2
Frosted Whiteface Leucorrhinia frigida G5S2
Crimson-ringed Whiteface Leucorrhinia glacialis G5S1
Hudsonian Whiteface Leucorrhinia hudsonica G5S1
Belted Whiteface Leucorrhinia proxima G5S1S2
Golden-winged Skimmer Libellula auripennis G5S1S2
Bar-winged Skimmer Libellula axilena G5S2B,S3B,SZN
Needham's Skimmer Libellula needhami G5S3S4
Four-spotted Skimmer Libellula quadrimaculata G5S3
Elfin Skimmer Nannothemis bella G4S3S4
Blue-faced Meadowhawk Sympetrum ambiguum G5S2
White-faced Meadowhawk Sympetrum obtrusum G5SU
Band-winged Meadowhawk Sympetrum semicinctum G5S3S4
Ruby Meadowhawk Sympetrum rubicundulum G5SU