THE ODONATA OF NORTH AMERICA

 

Dragonfly Society of the Americas

This list, including English names originally generated in 1978 and now revised several times, is offered as both a current North American check-list and a list of English names. These names were generated by Dennis R. Paulson and Sidney W. Dunkle and approved, with some modification, by the membership of the Dragonfly Society of the Americas. Common names for species recently added to the list were coined by the Common Names Committee of the DSA.

CALOPTERYGIDAE - BROAD-WINGED DAMSELS

Calopteryx aequabilis Say, 1839 - River Jewelwing
C. amata Hagen, 1889 - Superb Jewelwing
C. angustipennis (Selys, 1853) - Appalachian Jewelwing
C. dimidiata Burmeister, 1839 - Sparkling Jewelwing
C. maculata (Beauvois, 1805) - Ebony Jewelwing
Hetaerina americana (Fabricius, 1798) - American Rubyspot
H. titia (Drury, 1773) - Smoky Rubyspot
H. vulnerata Hagen in Selys, 1853 - Canyon Rubyspot


LESTIDAE - SPREADWINGS

Archilestes californica McLachlan, 1895 - California Spreadwing
A. grandis (Rambur, 1842) - Great Spreadwing
Lestes alacer Hagen, 1861 - Plateau Spreadwing
L. congener Hagen, 1861 - Spotted Spreadwing
L. disjunctus Selys, 1862 - Common Spreadwing
L. dryas Kirby, 1890 - Emerald Spreadwing
L. eurinus Say, 1839 - Amber-winged Spreadwing
L. forcipatus Rambur, 1842 - Sweetflag Spreadwing
L. forficula Rambur, 1842 - Rainpool Spreadwing
L. inaequalis Walsh, 1862 - Elegant Spreadwing
L. rectangularis Say, 1839 - Slender Spreadwing
L. sigma Calvert, 1901 - Chalky Spreadwing
L. spumarius Hagen in Selys, 1862 - Antillean Spreadwing
L. stultus Hagen, 1861 - Black Spreadwing
L. tenuatus Rambur, 1842 - Blue-striped Spreadwing
L. unguiculatus Hagen, 1861 - Lyre-tipped Spreadwing
L. vidua Hagen, 1861 - Carolina Spreadwing
L. vigilax Hagen in Selys, 1862 - Swamp Spreadwing


PLATYSTICTIDAE - SHADOWDAMSELS

Palaemnema domina Calvert, 1903 - Desert Shadowdamsel


PROTONEURIDAE - THREADTAILS

Neoneura aaroni Calvert, 1903 - Coral-fronted Threadtail
Protoneura cara Calvert, 1903 - Orange-striped Threadtail


COENAGRIONIDAE - POND DAMSELS

Acanthagrion quadratum Selys, 1876 - Mexican Wedgetail
Amphiagrion abbreviatum (Selys, 1876) - Western Red Damsel
A. saucium (Burmeister, 1839) - Eastern Red Damsel
Apanisagrion lais (Brauer in Selys, 1876) - Black-and-white Damsel
Argia agrioides Calvert, 1895 - California Dancer
A. alberta Kennedy, 1918 - Paiute Dancer
A. apicalis (Say, 1839) - Blue-fronted Dancer
A. barretti Calvert, 1902 - Comanche Dancer
A. bipunctulata (Hagen, 1861) - Seepage Dancer
A. cuprea (Hagen, 1861) - Coppery Dancer
A. emma Kennedy, 1915 - Emma's Dancer
A. extranea (Hagen, 1861) - Spine-tipped Dancer
A. fumipennis (Burmeister, 1839) - Variable Dancer
A. hinei Kennedy, 1918 - Lavender Dancer
A. immunda (Hagen, 1861) - Kiowa Dancer
A. lacrimans (Hagen, 1861) - Sierra Madre Dancer
A. leonorae Garrison, 1994 - Leonora's Dancer
A. lugens (Hagen, 1861) - Sooty Dancer
A. moesta (Hagen, 1861) - Powdered Dancer
A. munda Calvert, 1902 - Apache Dancer
A. nahuana Calvert, 1902 - Aztec Dancer
A. oenea Hagen in Selys, 1865 - Fiery-eyed Dancer
A. pallens Calvert, 1902 - Amethyst Dancer
A. pima Garrison, 1994 - Pima Dancer
A. plana Calvert, 1902 - Springwater Dancer
A. rhoadsi Calvert, 1902 - Golden-winged Dancer
A. sabino Garrison, 1994 - Sabino Dancer
A. sedula (Hagen, 1861) - Blue-ringed Dancer
A. tarascana Calvert, 1902 - Tarascan Dancer
A. tezpi Calvert, 1902 - Tezpi Dancer
A. tibialis (Rambur, 1842) - Blue-tipped Dancer
A. tonto Calvert, 1902 - Tonto Dancer
A. translata Hagen in Selys, 1865 - Dusky Dancer
A. vivida Hagen in Selys, 1865 - Vivid Dancer
Chromagrion conditum (Selys, 1876) - Aurora Damsel
Coenagrion angulatum Walker, 1912 - Prairie Bluet
C. interrogatum (Selys, 1876) - Subarctic Bluet
C. resolutum (Selys, 1876) - Taiga Bluet
Enallagma anna Williamson, 1900 - River Bluet
E. antennatum (Say, 1839) - Rainbow Bluet
E. aspersum (Hagen, 1861) - Azure Bluet
E. basidens Calvert, 1902 - Double-striped Bluet
E. boreale Selys, 1875 - Boreal Bluet
E. carunculatum Morse, 1895 - Tule Bluet
E. civile (Hagen, 1861) - Familiar Bluet
E. clausum Morse, 1895 - Alkali Bluet
E. coecum (Hagen, 1861) - Purple Bluet
E. concisum Williamson, 1922 - Cherry Bluet
E. cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) - Northern Bluet
E. daeckii (Calvert, 1903) - Attenuated Bluet
E. davisi Westfall, 1943 - Sandhill Bluet
E. divagans Selys, 1876 - Turquoise Bluet
E. doubledayi (Selys, 1850) - Atlantic Bluet
E. dubium Root, 1924 - Burgundy Bluet
E. durum (Hagen, 1861) - Big Bluet
E. ebrium (Hagen, 1861) - Marsh Bluet
E. exsulans (Hagen, 1861) - Stream Bluet
E. geminatum Kellicott, 1895 - Skimming Bluet
E. hageni (Walsh, 1863) - Hagen's Bluet
E. laterale Morse, 1895 - New England Bluet
E. minusculum Morse, 1895 - Little Bluet
E. novaehispaniae Calvert, 1907 - Neotropical Bluet
E. pallidum Root, 1923 - Pale Bluet
E. pictum Morse, 1895 - Scarlet Bluet
E. pollutum (Hagen, 1861) - Florida Bluet
E. praevarum (Hagen, 1861) - Arroyo Bluet
E. recurvatum Davis, 1913 - Pine Barrens Bluet
E. semicirculare Selys, 1876 - Claw-tipped Bluet
E. signatum (Hagen, 1861) - Orange Bluet
E. sulcatum Williamson, 1922 - Golden Bluet
E. traviatum Selys, 1876 - Slender Bluet
E. vesperum Calvert, 1919 - Vesper Bluet
E. weewa Byers, 1927 - Blackwater Bluet
Hesperagrion heterodoxum (Selys, 1868) - Painted Damsel
Ischnura barberi Currie, 1903 - Desert Forktail
I. cervula Selys, 1876 - Pacific Forktail
I. damula Calvert, 1902 - Plains Forktail
I. demorsa (Hagen, 1861) - Mexican Forktail
I. denticollis (Burmeister, 1839) - Black-fronted Forktail
I. erratica Calvert, 1895 - Swift Forktail
I. gemina (Kennedy, 1917) - San Francisco Forktail
I. hastata (Say, 1839) - Citrine Forktail
I. kellicotti Williamson, 1898 - Lilypad Forktail
I. perparva Selys, 1876 - Western Forktail
I. posita (Hagen, 1861) - Fragile Forktail
I. prognata (Hagen, 1861) - Furtive Forktail
I. ramburii (Selys, 1850) - Rambur's Forktail
I. verticalis (Say, 1839) - Eastern Forktail
Nehalennia gracilis Morse, 1895 - Sphagnum Sprite
N. integricollis Calvert, 1913 - Southern Sprite
N. irene (Hagen, 1861) - Sedge Sprite
N. pallidula Calvert, 1913 - Everglades Sprite
Neoerythromma cultellatum (Selys, 1876) - Caribbean Yellowface
Telebasis byersi Westfall, 1957 - Duckweed Firetail
T. salva (Hagen, 1861) - Desert Firetail
Zoniagrion exclamationis (Selys, 1876) - Sierra Damsel


PETALURIDAE - PETALTAILS

Tachopteryx thoreyi (Hagen in Selys, 1857) - Gray Petaltail
Tanypteryx hageni (Selys, 1879) - Black Petaltail


AESHNIDAE - DARNERS

Aeshna californica Calvert, 1895 - California Darner
A. canadensis Walker, 1908 - Canada Darner
A. clepsydra Say, 1839 - Mottled Darner
A. constricta Say, 1839 - Lance-tipped Darner
A. dugesi Calvert, 1905 - Arroyo Darner
A. eremita Scudder, 1866 - Lake Darner
A. interrupta Walker, 1908 - Variable Darner
A. juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) - Sedge Darner
A. multicolor Hagen, 1861 - Blue-eyed Darner
A. mutata Hagen, 1861 - Spatterdock Darner
A. palmata Hagen, 1856 - Paddle-tailed Darner
A. persephone Donnelly, 1961 - Persephone's Darner
A. psilus Calvert, 1947 - Turquoise-tipped Darner
A. septentrionalis Burmeister, 1839 - Azure Darner
A. sitchensis Hagen, 1861 - Zigzag Darner
A. subarctica Walker, 1908 - Subarctic Darner
A. tuberculifera Walker, 1908 - Black-tipped Darner
A. umbrosa Walker, 1908 - Shadow Darner
A. verticalis Hagen, 1861 - Green-striped Darner
A. walkeri Kennedy, 1917 - Walker's Darner
Anax amazili (Burmeister, 1839) - Amazon Darner
A. junius (Drury, 1773) - Common Green Darner
A. longipes Hagen, 1861 - Comet Darner
A. walsinghami McLachlan, 1883 - Giant Darner
Basiaeschna janata (Say, 1839) - Springtime Darner
Boyeria grafiana Williamson, 1907 - Ocellated Darner
B. vinosa (Say, 1839) - Fawn Darner
Coryphaeschna adnexa (Hagen, 1861) - Blue-faced Darner
C. ingens (Rambur, 1842) - Regal Darner
C. luteipennis (Burmeister, 1839) - Malachite Darner
C. viriditas Calvert, 1952 - Mangrove Darner
Epiaeschna heros (Fabricius, 1798) - Swamp Darner
Gomphaeschna antilope (Hagen, 1874) - Taper-tailed Darner
G. furcillata (Say, 1839) - Harlequin Darner
Gynacantha nervosa Rambur, 1842 - Twilight Darner
Nasiaeschna pentacantha (Rambur, 1842) - Cyrano Darner
Oplonaeschna armata (Hagen, 1861) - Riffle Darner
Triacanthagyna trifida (Rambur, 1842) - Phantom Darner


GOMPHIDAE - CLUBTAILS

Aphylla angustifolia Garrison, 1986 - Broad-striped Forceptail
A. protracta (Selys, 1859) - Narrow-striped Forceptail
A. williamsoni (Gloyd, 1936) - Two-striped Forceptail
Arigomphus cornutus (Tough, 1900) - Horned Clubtail
A. furcifer (Hagen in Selys, 1878) - Lilypad Clubtail
A. lentulus (Needham, 1902) - Stillwater Clubtail
A. maxwelli Ferguson, 1950 - Bayou Clubtail
A. pallidus (Rambur, 1842) - Gray-green Clubtail
A. submedianus (Williamson, 1914 ) - Jade Clubtail
A. villosipes (Selys, 1854) - Unicorn Clubtail
Dromogomphus armatus Selys, 1854 - Southeastern Spinyleg
D. spinosus Selys, 1854 - Black-shouldered Spinyleg
D. spoliatus (Hagen in Selys, 1858) - Flag-tailed Spinyleg
Erpetogomphus compositus Hagen in Selys, 1858 - White-belted Ringtail
E. crotalinus (Hagen in Selys, 1854) - Yellow-legged Ringtail
E. designatus Hagen in Selys, 1858 - Eastern Ringtail
E. eutainia Calvert, 1905 - Blue-faced Ringtail
E. heterodon Garrison, 1994 - Dashed Ringtail
E. lampropeltis Kennedy, 1918 - Serpent Ringtail
Gomphurus crassus (Hagen in Selys, 1878) - Handsome Clubtail
G. dilatatus (Rambur, 1842) - Blackwater Clubtail
G. externus (Hagen in Selys, 1858) - Plains Clubtail
G. fraternus (Say, 1839) - Midland Clubtail
G. gonzalezi Dunkle, 1992 - Tamaulipan Clubtail
G. hybridus (Williamson, 1902) - Cocoa Clubtail
G. lineatifrons (Calvert, 1921) - Splendid Clubtail
G. lynnae (Paulson, 1983) - Columbia Clubtail
G. modestus (Needham, 1942) - Gulf Coast Clubtail
G. ozarkensis (Westfall, 1975) - Ozark Clubtail
G. septima (Westfall, 1956) - Septima's Clubtail
G. vastus (Walsh, 1862) - Cobra Clubtail
G. ventricosus (Walsh, 1863) - Skillet Clubtail
Gomphus abbreviatus Hagen in Selys, 1878 - Spine-crowned Clubtail
G. adelphus Selys, 1858 - Moustached Clubtail
G. apomyius Donnelly, 1966 - Banner Clubtail
G. australis (Needham, 1897) - Clearlake Clubtail
G. borealis Needham, 1901 - Beaverpond Clubtail
G. cavillaris Needham, 1902 - Sandhill Clubtail
G. descriptus Banks, 1896 - Harpoon Clubtail
G. diminutus Needham, 1950 - Diminutive Clubtail
G. exilis Selys, 1854 - Lancet Clubtail
G. geminatus Carle, 1979 - Twin-striped Clubtail
G. graslinellus Walsh, 1862 - Pronghorn Clubtail
G. hodgesi Needham, 1950 - Hodges' Clubtail
G. kurilis Hagen in Selys, 1858 - Pacific Clubtail
G. lividus Selys, 1854 - Ashy Clubtail
G. militaris Hagen in Selys, 1858 - Sulphur-tipped Clubtail
G. minutus Rambur, 1842 - Cypress Clubtail
G. oklahomensis Pritchard, 1935 - Oklahoma Clubtail
G. parvidens Currie, 1917 - Piedmont Clubtail
G. quadricolor Walsh, 1863 - Rapids Clubtail
G. sandrius Tennessen, 1983 - Tennessee Clubtail
G. spicatus Hagen in Selys, 1854 - Dusky Clubtail
G. viridifrons Hine, 1901 - Green-faced Clubtail
G. westfalli Carle & May, 1987 - Westfall's Clubtail
Hagenius brevistylus Selys, 1854 - Dragonhunter
Lanthus parvulus (Selys, 1854) - Northern Pygmy Clubtail
L. vernalis Carle, 1980 - Southern Pygmy Clubtail
Octogomphus specularis (Hagen in Selys, 1859) - Grappletail
Ophiogomphus acuminatus Carle, 1981 - Acuminate Snaketail
O. alleghaniensis Carle, 1982 - Allegheny Snaketail
O. anomalus Harvey, 1898 - Extra-striped Snaketail
O. arizonicus Kennedy, 1917 - Arizona Snaketail
O. aspersus Morse, 1895 - Brook Snaketail
O. australis Carle, 1992 - Southern Snaketail
O. bison Selys, 1873 - Bison Snaketail
O. carolus Needham, 1897 - Riffle Snaketail
O. colubrinus Selys, 1854 - Boreal Snaketail
O. edmundo Needham, 1951 - Edmund's Snaketail
O. howei Bromley, 1924 - Pygmy Snaketail
O. incurvatus Carle, 1982 - Appalachian Snaketail
O. mainensis Packard in Walsh, 1863 - Maine Snaketail
O. morrisoni Selys, 1879 - Great Basin Snaketail
O. occidentis Hagen, 1882 - Sinuous Snaketail
O. rupinsulensis (Walsh, 1862) - Rusty Snaketail
O. severus Hagen, 1874 - Pale Snaketail
O. susbehcha Vogt and Smith, 1993 - Wisconsin Snaketail
O. westfalli Cook and Daigle, 1985 - Westfall's Snaketail
Phyllogomphoides albrighti (Needham, 1950) - Five-striped Leaftail
P. stigmatus (Say, 1839) - Four-striped Leaftail
Progomphus alachuensis Byers, 1939 - Tawny Sanddragon
P. bellei Knopf and Tennessen, 1980 - Belle's Sanddragon
P. borealis McLachlan in Selys, 1873 - Gray Sanddragon
P. obscurus (Rambur, 1842) - Common Sanddragon
Stenogomphurus consanguis (Selys, 1879) - Cherokee Clubtail
S. rogersi (Gloyd, 1936) - Sable Clubtail
Stylogomphus albistylus (Hagen in Selys, 1878) - Least Clubtail
Stylurus amnicola (Walsh, 1862) - Riverine Clubtail
S. intricatus (Hagen in Selys, 1858) - Brimstone Clubtail
S. ivae Williamson, 1932 - Shining Clubtail
S. laurae Williamson, 1932 - Laura's Clubtail
S. notatus (Rambur, 1842) - Elusive Clubtail
S. olivaceus (Selys, 1873) - Olive Clubtail
S. plagiatus (Selys, 1854) - Russet-tipped Clubtail
S. potulentus Needham, 1942 - Yellow-sided Clubtail
S. scudderi (Selys, 1873) - Zebra Clubtail
S. spiniceps (Walsh, 1862) - Arrow Clubtail
S. townesi Gloyd, 1936 - Townes' Clubtail


CORDULEGASTRIDAE - SPIKETAILS

Cordulegaster bilineata (Carle, 1983) - Brown Spiketail
C. diadema Selys, 1868 - Apache Spiketail
C. diastatops (Selys, 1854) - Delta-spotted Spiketail
C. dorsalis Hagen in Selys, 1858 - Pacific Spiketail
C. erronea Hagen in Selys, 1878 - Tiger Spiketail
C. maculata Selys, 1854 - Twin-spotted Spiketail
C. obliqua (Say, 1839) - Arrowhead Spiketail
C. sayi Selys, 1854 - Say's Spiketail


MACROMIIDAE - CRUISERS

Didymops floridensis Davis, 1921 - Florida Cruiser
D. transversa (Say, 1839) - Stream Cruiser
Macromia alleghaniensis Williamson, 1909 - Allegheny River Cruiser
M. annulata Hagen, 1861 - Bronzed River Cruiser
M. illinoiensis Walsh, 1862 - Illinois River Cruiser
M. magnifica McLachlan in Selys, 1874 - Western River Cruiser
M. margarita Westfall, 1947 - Mountain River Cruiser
M. pacifica Hagen, 1861 - Gilded River Cruiser
M. taeniolata Rambur, 1842 - Royal River Cruiser


CORDULIIDAE - EMERALDS

Cordulia shurtleffi Scudder, 1866 - American Emerald
Dorocordulia lepida (Hagen in Selys, 1871) - Petite Emerald
D. libera (Selys, 1871) - Racket-tailed Emerald
Epitheca canis (McLachlan, 1886) - Beaverpond Baskettail
E. costalis (Selys, 1871) - Stripe-winged Baskettail
E. cynosura (Say, 1839) - Common Baskettail
E. petechialis (Muttkowski, 1911) - Dot-winged Baskettail
E. princeps Hagen, 1861 - Prince Baskettail
E. semiaquea (Burmeister, 1839) - Mantled Baskettail
E. sepia (Gloyd, 1933) - Sepia Baskettail
E. spinigera (Selys, 1871) - Spiny Baskettail
E. spinosa (Hagen in Selys, 1878) - Robust Baskettail
E. stella (Williamson in Muttkowski, 1911) - Florida Baskettail
Helocordulia selysii (Hagen in Selys, 1878) - Selys' Sundragon
H. uhleri (Selys, 1871) - Uhler's Sundragon
Neurocordulia alabamensis Hodges in Needham & Westfall, 1955 - Alabama Shadowdragon
N. molesta (Walsh, 1863) - Smoky Shadowdragon
N. obsoleta (Say, 1839) - Umber Shadowdragon
N. virginiensis Davis, 1927 - Cinnamon Shadowdragon
N. xanthosoma (Williamson, 1908) - Orange Shadowdragon
N. yamaskanensis (Provancher, 1875) - Stygian Shadowdragon
Somatochlora albicincta (Burmeister, 1839) - Ringed Emerald
S. brevicincta Robert, 1954 - Quebec Emerald
S. calverti Williamson and Gloyd, 1933 - Calvert's Emerald
S. cingulata (Selys, 1871) - Lake Emerald
S. elongata (Scudder, 1866) - Ski-tailed Emerald
S. ensigera Martin, 1906 - Plains Emerald
S. filosa (Hagen, 1861) - Fine-lined Emerald
S. forcipata (Scudder, 1866) - Forcipate Emerald
S. franklini (Selys, 1878) - Delicate Emerald
S. georgiana Walker, 1925 - Coppery Emerald
S. hineana Williamson, 1931 - Hine's Emerald
S. hudsonica (Hagen in Selys, 1871) - Hudsonian Emerald
S. incurvata Walker, 1918 - Incurvate Emerald
S. kennedyi Walker, 1918 - Kennedy's Emerald
S. linearis (Hagen, 1861) - Mocha Emerald
S. margarita Donnelly, 1962 - Texas Emerald
S. minor Calvert in Harvey, 1898 - Ocellated Emerald
S. ozarkensis Bird, 1933 - Ozark Emerald
S. provocans Calvert, 1903 - Treetop Emerald
S. sahlbergi Trybom, 1889 - Treeline Emerald
S. semicircularis (Selys, 1871) - Mountain Emerald
S. septentrionalis (Hagen, 1861) - Muskeg Emerald
S. tenebrosa (Say, 1839) - Clamp-tipped Emerald
S. walshii (Scudder, 1866) - Brush-tipped Emerald
S. whitehousei Walker, 1925 - Whitehouse's Emerald
S. williamsoni Walker, 1907 - Williamson's Emerald
Williamsonia fletcheri Williamson, 1923 - Ebony Boghaunter
W. lintneri (Hagen in Selys, 1878) - Ringed Boghaunter


LIBELLULIDAE - SKIMMERS

Brachymesia furcata (Hagen, 1861) - Red-tailed Pennant
B. gravida (Calvert, 1890) - Four-spotted Pennant
B. herbida (Gundlach, 1889) - Tawny Pennant
Brechmorhoga mendax (Hagen, 1861) - Pale-faced clubskimmer
B. pertinax (Hagen, 1861) - Masked clubskimmer
Cannaphila insularis Kirby, 1889 - Narrow-winged Skimmer
Celithemis amanda (Hagen, 1861) - Amanda's Pennant
C. bertha Williamson, 1922 - Red-veined Pennant
C. elisa (Hagen, 1861) - Calico Pennant
C. eponina (Drury, 1773) - Halloween Pennant
C. fasciata Kirby, 1889 - Banded Pennant
C. martha Williamson, 1922 - Martha's Pennant
C. ornata (Rambur, 1842) - Faded Pennant
C. verna Pritchard, 1935 - Double-ringed Pennant
Crocothemis servilia (Drury, 1773) - Scarlet Skimmer
Dythemis fugax Hagen, 1861 - Checkered Setwing
D. maya Calvert, 1906 - Mayan Setwing
D. nigrescens Calvert, 1899 - Black Setwing
D. velox Hagen, 1861 - Swift Setwing
Erythemis attala (Selys, 1857) - Black Pondhawk
E. collocata (Hagen, 1861) - Western Pondhawk
E. plebeja (Burmeister, 1839) - Pin-tailed Pondhawk
E. simplicicollis (Say, 1839) - Eastern Pondhawk
E. vesiculosa (Fabricius, 1775) - Great Pondhawk
Erythrodiplax berenice (Drury, 1773) - Seaside Dragonlet
E. connata (Burmeister, 1839) - Plateau Dragonlet
E. funerea (Hagen, 1861) - Black-winged Dragonlet
E. fusca (Rambur, 1842) - Red-faced Dragonlet
E. minuscula (Rambur, 1842) - Little Blue Dragonlet
E. umbrata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Band-winged Dragonlet
Idiataphe cubensis (Scudder, 1866) - Metallic Pennant
Leucorrhinia borealis Hagen, 1890 - Boreal Whiteface
L. frigida Hagen, 1890 - Frosted Whiteface
L. glacialis Hagen, 1890 - Crimson-ringed Whiteface
L. hudsonica (Selys, 1850) - Hudsonian Whiteface
L. intacta (Hagen, 1861) - Dot-tailed Whiteface
L. patricia Walker, 1940 - Canada Whiteface
L. proxima Calvert, 1890 - Red-waisted Whiteface
Libellula auripennis Burmeister, 1839 - Golden-winged Skimmer
L. axilena Westwood, 1837 - Bar-winged Skimmer
L. comanche Calvert, 1907 - Comanche Skimmer
L. composita (Hagen, 1873) - Bleached Skimmer
L. croceipennis Selys, 1868 - Neon Skimmer
L. cyanea Fabricius, 1775 - Spangled Skimmer
L. deplanata Rambur, 1842 - Blue Corporal
L. exusta Say, 1839 - White Corporal
L. flavida Rambur, 1842 - Yellow-sided Skimmer
L. forensis Hagen, 1861 - Eight-spotted Skimmer
L. incesta Hagen, 1861 - Slaty Skimmer
L. jesseana Williamson, 1922 - Purple Skimmer
L. julia Uhler, 1857 - Chalk-fronted Corporal
L. luctuosa Burmeister, 1839 - Widow Skimmer
L. lydia Drury, 1773 - Common Whitetail
L. needhami Westfall, 1943 - Needham's Skimmer
L. nodisticta Hagen, 1861 - Hoary Skimmer
L. pulchella Drury, 1773 - Twelve-spotted Skimmer
L. quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 - Four-spotted Skimmer
L. saturata Uhler, 1857 - Flame Skimmer
L. semifasciata Burmeister, 1839 - Painted Skimmer
L. subornata (Hagen, 1861) - Desert Whitetail
L. vibrans Fabricius, 1793 - Great Blue Skimmer
Macrodiplax balteata (Hagen, 1861) - Marl Pennant
Macrothemis imitans Karsch, 1890 - Ivory-striped Sylph
M. inacuta Calvert, 1898 - Straw-colored Sylph
M. inequiunguis Calvert, 1895 - Jade-striped Sylph
Miathyria marcella (Selys, 1856) - Hyacinth Glider
Micrathyria aequalis (Hagen, 1861) - Spot-tailed Dasher
M. didyma (Selys, 1857) - Three-striped Dasher
M. hagenii Kirby, 1890 - Thornbush Dasher
Nannothemis bella (Uhler, 1857) - Elfin Skimmer
Orthemis ferruginea (Fabricius, 1775) - Roseate Skimmer
Pachydiplax longipennis (Burmeister, 1839) - Blue Dasher
Paltothemis lineatipes Karsch, 1890 - Red Rock Skimmer
Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) - Wandering Glider
P. hymenaea (Say, 1839) - Spot-winged Glider
Perithemis domitia (Drury, 1773) - Slough Amberwing
P. intensa Kirby, 1889 - Mexican Amberwing
P. tenera (Say, 1839) - Eastern Amberwing
Pseudoleon superbus (Hagen, 1861) - Filigree Skimmer
Sympetrum ambiguum (Rambur, 1842) - Blue-faced Meadowhawk
S. corruptum (Hagen, 1861) - Variegated Meadowhawk
S. costiferum (Hagen, 1861) - Saffron-winged Meadowhawk
S. danae (Sulzer, 1776) - Black Meadowhawk
S. illotum (Hagen, 1861) - Cardinal Meadowhawk
S. internum Montgomery, 1943 - Cherry-faced Meadowhawk
S. janeae Carle, 1993 - Jane's Meadowhawk
S. madidum (Hagen, 1861) - Red-veined Meadowhawk
S. obtrusum (Hagen, 1867) - White-faced Meadowhawk
S. occidentale Bartenev, 1915 - Western Meadowhawk
S. pallipes (Hagen, 1874) - Striped Meadowhawk
S. rubicundulum (Say, 1839) - Ruby Meadowhawk
S. semicinctum (Say, 1839) - Band-winged Meadowhawk
S. signiferum Cannings and Garrison, 1991 - Spot-winged Meadowhawk
S. vicinum (Hagen, 1861) - Yellow-legged Meadowhawk
Tauriphila australis (Hagen, 1867) - Garnet Glider
T. azteca Calvert, 1906 - Aztec Glider
Tholymis citrina Hagen, 1867 - Evening Skimmer
Tramea abdominalis (Rambur, 1842) - Vermilion Saddlebags
T. binotata (Rambur, 1842) - Sooty Saddlebags
T. calverti Muttkowski, 1910 - Striped Saddlebags
T. carolina (Linnaeus, 1763) - Carolina Saddlebags
T. insularis Hagen, 1861 - Antillean Saddlebags
T. lacerata Hagen, 1861 - Black Saddlebags
T. onusta Hagen, 1861 - Red-mantled Saddlebags

This information is provided by the Slater Museum of Natural History


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