Status in Wisconsin

This species is currently under what is known as "special concern" or SC in Wisconsin (DNR, 2011).  This means that the species is rather vulnerable and therefore needs special stipulations or considerations, however the species is not yet in grave danger of extinction.  By coding an animal as this, it aims to prevent further decrease in number of individuals of that species.  The largest cause of the decline in G. rhoadsi populations is the destruction of the forests which these organisms inhabit (Orstan, 1999).  Without the abundant nutrients of the forest floor and the proper temperature and moisture provided by the wooded environment, the sculpted glyphs cannot survive. 

For more specific physical characteristics of the species, please see the physical characteristics section.