|Scientific Name:||Ophiogomphus incurvatus|
|Species Authority:||Carle, 1982|
Ophiogomphus alleghaniensis Carle, 1982
|Taxonomic Notes:||Garrison (1995) considered O. alleghaniensis a possible synonym of O. incurvatus.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Donnelly, N., Suhling, F. & Clausnitzer, V. (Odonata Red List Authority)|
Ophiogomphus incurvatus occurs in the piedmont/foothills on either side of the Appalachians from Alabama to Maryland. It is known from 20 streams in five states and the larvae susceptible to pollution. The species is declining because of the unusual susceptibility of the larvae to flood scouring and pollution. Nearly meets criteria for B1ab(iii).
|Range Description:||Endemic to the United States. Occurs in the piedmont/foothills on either side of the Appalachians from Alabama to Maryland (NatureServe 2006).|
Native:United States (Alabama, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia)
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|Population:||Current population size is unknown.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Clear streams at low elevations in the open, with sandy or gravely riffles (Dunkle 2000).|
|Major Threat(s):||Larvae are susceptible to alterations in stream flow due to clear cutting/deforestation, agriculture, and development that produce flood scouring, siltation and pesticide use (NatureServe 2006). Chemical control of gypsy moths might be a problem (NatureServe 2006).|
|Conservation Actions:||Populations of O. I. Incurvatus are found in the Pisgah National Forest of North Carolina, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center of Maryland, and a Clemson University research area and the Savanna River Plant in South Carolina.|
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Garrison, R.W. 1995. The taxonomic status of twenty-five (25) taxa of Odonata of the Continental United States. Submitted to the National Biological Survey: 1-38.
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IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1988. 1988 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
|Citation:||Abbott, J.C. 2007. Ophiogomphus incurvatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 May 2015.|
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