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Species of Greatest Conservation Need: American marten, Kirtland's Warbler, slender glass lizard, Karner blue butterfly.
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Species of Greatest Conservation Need
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From the Wildlife Action Plan

Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) have low and/or declining populations and are in need of conservation action. Included are species already listed as endangered or threatened and those on the Wisconsin Natural Heritage working list. The table below provides links to SGCN information and photos along with data from the Wildlife Action Plan, when available.

Note: The information presented here comes from the 2005 Wisconsin Wildlife Action Plan. The 2015 revision has been submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for approval. Our website content will be updated when the plan has been approved.

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Invertebrate Species of Greatest Conservation Need
Common Name Scientific Name
A BackswimmerNotonecta borealis
A Broad-shouldered Water StriderMicrovelia albonotata
A Brush-legged MayflyHomoeoneuria ammophila
A Burrowing Water BeetleHydrocanthus iricolor
A CaddisflyPsilotreta indecisa
A Case-bearing Leaf BeetleTriachus vacuus
A Cleft-footed Minnow MayflyMetretopus borealis
A Colaspis Leaf BeetleColaspis suggona
A Common Burrower MayflyPentagenia vittigera
A Common StoneflyAttaneuria ruralis
A Crawling Water BeetleHaliplus apostolicus
A Cuckoo BeeEpeolus ainsliei
A Fingernet CaddisflyWormaldia moesta
A Fingernet CaddisflyWormaldia shawnee
A Flat-headed MayflyMaccaffertium pulchellum
A Flat-headed MayflyMacdunnoa persimplex
A Flat-headed MayflyRhithrogena undulata
A Flat-headed MayflySpinadis simplex
A Giant Casemaker CaddisflyBanksiola dossuaria
A Humpless Casemaker CaddisflyBrachycentrus lateralis
A Hydroporus Diving BeetleHeterosternuta pulchra
A Hydroporus Diving BeetleHeterosternuta wickhami
A Large Square-gilled MayflyNeoephemera bicolor
A Leaf BeetleAltica litigata
A Leaf BeetleBassareus lituratus
A Leaf BeetleBassareus mammifer
A Leaf BeetleBrachypnoea convexa
A Leaf BeetleCryptocephalus cuneatus
A Leaf BeetleCryptocephalus venustus
A Leaf BeetleDistigmoptera impennata
A Leaf BeetleGlyptina brunnea
A Leaf BeetleGlyptina leptosoma
A Leaf BeetlePachybrachis atomarius
A Leaf BeetlePachybrachis luridus
A Leaf BeetlePachybrachis peccans
A Leaf BeetleSaxinis omogera
A LeafhopperAttenuipyga vanduzeei
A LeafhopperCuerna sayi
A LeafhopperDestria crocea
A LeafhopperDriotura robusta
A LeafhopperFlexamia prairiana
A LeafhopperKansendria kansiensis
A LeafhopperLaevicephalus vannus
A LeafhopperLimotettix elegans
A LeafhopperLimotettix pseudosphagneticus
A LeafhopperMemnonia panzeri
A LeafhopperParaphlepsius altus
A LeafhopperParaphlepsius maculosus
A LeafhopperParaphlepsius nebulosus
A LeafhopperPrairiana angustens
A LeafhopperPrairiana cinerea
A LeafhopperPrairiana kansana
A Lepidostomatid CaddisflyLepidostoma vernale
A MayflyAmeletus lineatus
A Minute Moss BeetleHydraena angulicollis
A Minute Moss BeetleOchthebius lineatus
A Noctuid MothBagisara gulnare
A Noctuid MothDichagyris reliqua
A Non-biting MidgePseudodiamesa pertinax
A Pear-shaped WeevilCoelocephalapion decoloratum
A Pear-shaped WeevilFallapion bischoffi
A Pear-shaped WeevilFallapion impeditum
A Pear-shaped WeevilSayapion segnipes
A Pear-shaped WeevilTrichapion perforicolle
A Perlodid StoneflyIsogenoides frontalis
A Perlodid StoneflyIsogenoides olivaceus
A Phryganeid CaddisflyBeothukus complicatus
A PlanthopperMyndus ovatus
A PlanthopperRhynchomitra microrhina
A Predaceous Diving BeetleAgabus aeruginosus
A Predaceous Diving BeetleAgabus discolor
A Predaceous Diving BeetleAgabus immaturus
A Predaceous Diving BeetleAgabus leptapsis
A Predaceous Diving BeetleColymbetes exaratus
A Predaceous Diving BeetleCopelatus chevrolati
A Predaceous Diving BeetleCybister fimbriolatus
A Predaceous Diving BeetleDytiscus alaskanus
A Predaceous Diving BeetleHydrocolus persimilis
A Predaceous Diving BeetleHydrocolus rubyae
A Predaceous Diving BeetleHydroporus morio
A Predaceous Diving BeetleHygrotus compar
A Predaceous Diving BeetleHygrotus falli
A Predaceous Diving BeetleHygrotus farctus
A Predaceous Diving BeetleHygrotus marklini
A Predaceous Diving BeetleIlybius angustior
A Predaceous Diving BeetleIlybius confusus
A Predaceous Diving BeetleIlybius gagates
A Predaceous Diving BeetleIlybius opacus
A Predaceous Diving BeetleIlybius subaeneus
A Predaceous Diving BeetleLaccophilus undatus
A Predaceous Diving BeetleLaccornis deltoides
A Predaceous Diving BeetleLiodessus obscurellus
A Predaceous Diving BeetleLioporeus triangularis
A Predaceous Diving BeetleMatus ovatus
A Predaceous Diving BeetleNeoporus hybridus
A Predaceous Diving BeetleOreodytes scitulus
A Predaceous Diving BeetlePlatambus confusus
A Predaceous Diving BeetleRhantus sericans
A Predaceous Diving BeetleThermonectus basilaris
A Riffle BeetleStenelmis antennalis
A Riffle BeetleStenelmis fuscata
A Riffle BeetleStenelmis musgravei
A Riffle BeetleStenelmis quadrimaculata
A Riffle BeetleStenelmis sexlineata
A Rolled-winged Winter StoneflyZealeuctra narfi
A Seed BugSlaterobius quadristriata
A Small Minnow MayflyParacloeodes minutus
A Small Minnow MayflyPlauditus cestus
A Spiny Crawler MayflyDrunella cornuta
A Spiny Crawler MayflyEurylophella aestiva
A Spur-throat GrasshopperMelanoplus foedus
A Straight-snouted WeevilEutrichapion huron
A Water BoatmanDasycorixa hybrida
A Water Scavenger BeetleAgabetes acuductus
A Water Scavenger BeetleCymbiodyta toddi
A Water Scavenger BeetleHelophorus latipenis
A Water Scavenger BeetleHelophorus orchymonti
A Water Scavenger BeetleHydrochara leechi
A Water StriderNeogerris hesione
Abbreviated Underwing MothCatocala abbreviatella
Acuminate Water BoatmanRamphocorixa acuminata
Alkali BluetEnallagma clausum
American Bumble BeeBombus pensylvanicus
American Sand Burrowing MayflyDolania americana
An Anthophorid BeeNeolarra vigilans
An Issid PlanthopperBruchomorpha extensa
An Issid PlanthopperFitchiella robertsonii
Appalachian PillarCochlicopa morseana
Arctic FritillaryBoloria chariclea
Ash-brown GrasshopperTrachyrhachys kiowa
Bina Flower MothSchinia bina
Black StriateStriatura ferrea
Black-striped KatydidScudderia fasciata
Blue-legged GrasshopperMelanoplus flavidus
Bog ConeheadNeoconocephalus lyristes
Boreal TopZoogenetes harpa
Bright GlyphGlyphyalinia wheatleyi
Brilliant GranuleGuppya sterkii
Broad-banded ForestsnailAllogona profunda
Bronze PineconeStrobilops aeneus
Bruner's Spur-throat GrasshopperMelanoplus bruneri
BuckhornTritogonia verrucosa
ButterflyEllipsaria lineolata
Byssus SkipperProblema byssus
Cantrall's Bog BeetleLiodessus cantralli
Cherrystone DropHendersonia occulta
Chryxus ArcticOeneis chryxus
Clamp-tipped EmeraldSomatochlora tenebrosa
Clear-winged GrasshopperCamnula pellucida
Club-horned GrasshopperAeropedellus clavatus
Cobweb SkipperHesperia metea
Columbine Dusky WingErynnis lucilius
Confusing Bumble BeeBombus perplexus
Crackling Forest GrasshopperTrimerotropis verruculata
Cross Line SkipperPolites origenes
Cross VertigoVertigo modesta
Deep-throated VertigoVertigo nylanderi
Delicate Meadow KatydidOrchelimum delicatum
Delta-spotted SpiketailCordulegaster diastatops
Dentate SupercoilParavitrea multidentata
Doll's MeroloncheAcronicta dolli
Double-striped BluetEnallagma basidens
Douglas Stenelmis Riffle BeetleStenelmis douglasensis
Dull GlossZonitoides limatulus
Dusted SkipperAtrytonopsis hianna
Eastern ElliptioElliptio complanata
Eastern Flat-whorlPlanogyra asteriscus
EbonyshellFusconaia ebena
Elephant EarElliptio crassidens
ElktoeAlasmidonta marginata
EllipseVenustaconcha ellipsiformis
Extra-striped SnaketailOphiogomphus anomalus
FawnsfootTruncilla donaciformis
Flat FloaterAnodonta suborbiculata
Forcipate EmeraldSomatochlora forcipata
Forest LocustMelanoplus islandicus
Fox Small Square-gilled MayflyCercobrachys fox
Frigid Bumble BeeBombus frigidus
Frosted ElfinCallophrys irus
Ghost Tiger BeetleEllipsoptera lepida
Gladston's Spur-throat GrasshopperMelanoplus gladstoni
Gorgone Checker SpotChlosyne gorgone
Gray CopperLycaena dione
Green-streak GrasshopperHesperotettix viridis
Grizzly Spur-throat GrasshopperMelanoplus punctulatus
Hairy-necked Tiger BeetleCicindela hirticollis hirticollis
Hairy-necked Tiger BeetleCicindela hirticollis rhodensis
Handsome GrasshopperSyrbula admirabilis
Higgins EyeLampsilis higginsii
Hine's EmeraldSomatochlora hineana
Hubricht's VertigoVertigo hubrichti
Huckleberry Spur-throat GrasshopperMelanoplus fasciatus
Incurvate EmeraldSomatochlora incurvata
Indiscriminate Cuckoo Bumble BeeBombus insularis
Karner BlueLycaeides melissa samuelis
Knobel's Riffle BeetleStenelmis knobeli
Lake EmeraldSomatochlora cingulata
Lake Huron LocustTrimerotropis huroniana
Leadplant Flower MothSchinia lucens
Liatris Borer MothPapaipema beeriana
Lilypad ForktailIschnura kellicotti
MapleleafQuadrula quadrula
Mermiria GrasshopperMermiria bivittata
Midwestern Fen BuckmothHemileuca nevadensis ssp. 3
MonkeyfaceQuadrula metanevra
Mottled DarnerAeshna clepsydra
Mottled Dusky WingErynnis martialis
Northern Barrens Tiger BeetleCicindela patruela patruela
Northern BlueLycaeides idas
Obscure GrasshopperOpeia obscura
Ottoe SkipperHesperia ottoe
Owl-eyed Bird Dropping MothCerma cora
Painted SkimmerLibellula semifasciata
Pecatonica River MayflyAcanthametropus pecatonica
Persius Dusky WingErynnis persius
Phlox MothSchinia indiana
Phyllira Tiger MothGrammia phyllira
Piglet BugAphelonema simplex
Plains EmeraldSomatochlora ensigera
Plains Yellow-winged GrasshopperArphia simplex
Poweshiek SkipperlingOarisma poweshiek
Prairie CrayfishProcambarus gracilis
Prairie LeafhopperPolyamia dilata
Pronghorn ClubtailGomphus graslinellus
Purple WartybackCyclonaias tuberculata
Rainbow ShellVillosa iris
Red-tailed Prairie LeafhopperAflexia rubranura
Regal FritillarySpeyeria idalia
Ribbed StriateStriatura exigua
Ringed BoghaunterWilliamsonia lintneri
Robust Dubiraphian Riffle BeetleDubiraphia robusta
Rock PocketbookArcidens confragosus
Rocky Mountain Sprinkled LocustChloealtis abdominalis
Royal River CruiserMacromia taeniolata
Rusty-patched Bumble BeeBombus affinis
Salamander MusselSimpsonaias ambigua
Sanderson's Bumble BeeBombus sandersoni
Sandy Stream Tiger BeetleEllipsoptera macra
Scudder's Short-winged GrasshopperMelanoplus scudderi
Sculpted GlyphGlyphyalinia rhoadsi
Seaside GrasshopperTrimerotropis maritima
Semirelict Underwing MothCatocala semirelicta
SheepnosePlethobasus cyphyus
Short-winged GrasshopperDichromorpha viridis
Showy GrasshopperHesperotettix speciosus
Silphium Borer MothPapaipema silphii
Silphium Terminal Gall WaspAntistrophus silphii
Sioux (Sand) SnaketailOphiogomphus smithi
Six-whorl VertigoVertigo morsei
Slaty SkimmerLibellula incesta
Slippershell MusselAlasmidonta viridis
Smoky RubyspotHetaerina titia
Smooth CoilHelicodiscus singleyanus
SnuffboxEpioblasma triquetra
Spangled SkimmerLibellula cyanea
Spatterdock DarnerRhionaeschna mutata
Speckled Rangeland GrasshopperArphia conspersa
SpectaclecaseCumberlandia monodonta
Sphagnum SpriteNehalennia gracilis
Spotted-winged GrasshopperOrphulella pelidna
Sprague's PygarcticaPygarctia spraguei
Springwater DancerArgia plana
St. Croix SnaketailOphiogomphus susbehcha
Stone's LocustMelanoplus stonei
Subarctic DarnerAeshna subarctica
Swamp DarnerEpiaeschna heros
Swamp MetalmarkCalephelis muticum
Sylvan Hygrotus Diving BeetleHygrotus sylvanus
Transparent Vitrine SnailVitrina angelicae
Trumpet ValloniaVallonia parvula
Unicorn ClubtailArigomphus villosipes
Velvet-striped GrasshopperEritettix simplex
Virginia Big-headed Tiger BeetleTetracha virginica
WartybackQuadrula nodulata
WashboardMegalonaias nervosa
West Virginia WhitePieris virginiensis
Whitney's Underwing MothCatocala whitneyi
Wing SnaggletoothGastrocopta procera
Winged MapleleafQuadrula fragosa
Winnebago Small Square-gilled MayflyCercobrachys winnebago
Wisconsin Small Square-gilled MayflyCercobrachys lilliei
Yellow & Slough SandshellsLampsilis teres
Yellow Bumble BeeBombus fervidus
Yellow Loosestrife LeafhopperErythroneura carbonata
Yellowbanded Bumble BeeBombus terricola
Zigzag DarnerAeshna sitchensis

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Last revised: Monday, July 27, 2015