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Rapids Clubtail dragonfly recovery plans

COSEWIC Assessment report and Ontario Recovery Strategy for Rapids Clubtail 

UPDATE: 2016 RECOVERY STRATEGY DOCUMENT RELEASED FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION:

pdf of 2016 Recovery Strategy

OR go directly to Environment Canada site

Rapids Clubtail (Gomphus quadricolor) is an endangered species of dragonfly, found in Canada only in Ontario,  on the Mississippi and Humber rivers.

Still from videorecording June 18

Gomphus quadricolor, Almonte. Still from videorecording, June 18, 2015. P. Donaldson

Habitat for this endangered species includes the Mississippi River in the Municipality of Mississippi Mills at Almonte, Pakenham and Blakeney. These are the protected sites under the Endangered Species Act, but recovery plans cite possibility of the insects existence at other locations on the river.

Further details of status report and recovery plans which have been initiated in the past can be found in the following two documents available here as pdf’s. Note that these are currently the most up-to-date documents available from Ontario agencies monitoring species at risk, that we are aware of,  but new information may be made available by MNRF or others at any time. When this information become available we will post it here asap.

COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Rapids Clubtail (Gomphus quadricolor) in Canada, 2008

Rapids Clubtail (Gomphus quadricolor) in Ontario. Ontario Recovery Strategy Series, September 2010, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources 

UPDATE: 2016 RECOVERY STRATEGY DOCUMENT RELEASED FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION:

pdf of 2016 Recovery Strategy

OR go directly to Environment Canada site