New York Natural Heritage Program
Rapids Clubtail
Gomphus quadricolor Walsh, 1863

Threats [-]
Any activity which might lead to water contamination or the alteration of natural hydrology could impact Rapids Clubtail populations (Holst 2005). Such threats might include agricultural run-off, heavy siltation, flow manipulation of streams and rivers, residential development, and recreational boating (Holst 2005, Cuthrell 2000).

Conservation Strategies and Management Practices [-]
Any efforts to reduce agricultural run-off, habitat alteration (including development and clearcutting) and contamination of streams and rivers should be considered when managing for this species (Cuthrell 2000).

Research Needs [-]
Further research is needed to define the distribution and population size of the Rapids Clubtail. In addition, research is required to understand the habitat requirements and threats to this species, and to create appropriate management guidelines for its persistence in known locations (Holst 2005).