New York Natural Heritage Program
Blue-tipped Dancer
Argia tibialis (Rambur, 1842)
Insects

Threats [-]
Little published information is available citing specific cases of negative impacts to vatious species of river dwelling odonates, but any activities which degrade the sensitive hydrology of these habitats would threaten populations of these species. The most important likely negative impacts would come from changes in the natural hydrology such as the building of dams, increases in sediment load of the river or stream (such as might result should logging occur down to the river edge), changes in dissolved oxygen content, direct effects of pesticides, and chemical contamination by runoff of agricultural or other discharge.

Research Needs [-]
Research aimed at obtaining information on population size at occupied sites would be useful in determining the overall population for this species in the state. Research on larval habitat requirements may provide a better understanding of the species tolerance to various hydrological disturbances.