The Olive Clubtail (Stylurus olivaceus) is a dragonfly of warm streams and lakes in western North America. In British Columbia, the species is restricted to a few lakes and warm streams in the Thompson, Kettle and Okanagan valleys. Recent observation or collection records are not known from the Thompson River. Little is known of the biology of the species and no real trend information is available. Possible threats include shoreline development (including loss of riparian vegetation), pesticide contamination, eutrophication and predation by introduced fish. Recommendations include more focused inventory, basic research into the speciesí biology, maintenance of natural shorelines where possible and control of introduced predatory fish.
Cannings, S.G.. 2003. Status of Olive Clubtail Stylurus olivaceus (Selys) in British Columbia. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection; Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management. Species Status Report. B112