Links and Resources
Links you may find useful:
Wisconsin Dragonfly Society
(The Dragonfly Society of the Americas
has a page there - click Societies tab)
The Odonata Information Network
Midwest Odonata Facebook group
Minnesota Dragonfly Society Facebook Group
The Ohio Odonata Society
Iowa Odonata Survey
Michigan Odonata Survey
Dragonflies and Damselflies of southern New England
Dragonflies & Damselflies of New Jersey
Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Northwest and Beyond
Field guides (help with identification of dragonflies and damselflies):
- Legler K., D. Legler, and D. Westover. 2013. Color Guide to Dragonflies of Wisconsin. Edition 5.1.
Karl Legler, Sauk City, Wisconsin (this new version has been expanded to include all WI species of dragonflies;
available from email@example.com).
- Lam, Ed. 2004. Damselflies of the Northeast. Biodiversity Books, Forest Hill, New York. 96 pp.
(very useful for WI, having all but one of our species) http://www.edlam.net/book.html.
- DuBois, R. 2005. Damselflies of the North Woods. Kollath-Stensaas Publishing, Duluth, Minnesota.
128 pp. (Omits several species found only in the southern-most counties — out of print but useful if you can
find a copy at a reasonable price).
- Mead, K. 2009. Dragonflies of the Northwoods. 2nd Edition. Kollath-Stensaas Publishing,
Duluth, Minnesota. 193 pp. http://www.dragonfliesofthenorthwoods.com.
- Paulson, D. 2012. Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.
(the most complete reference for eastern North America).
- Garrison, M. 2011. Damselflies of Chicagoland: A Photo Field Guide, version 2. 135 pp.
(Free PDF download).
- Rosche, L., J. Semroc, L. Gilbert. 2008. Dragonflies and Damselflies of Northeast Ohio. 2nd
Edition. Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Ohio. 300 pp. http://www.ddneo.info.
- Tennessen, Ken. 2010. Waushara County Dragonflies and Damselflies. 32 pp. (available from the author:
Suppliers (where to get equipment):
We get most of our supplies, nets, vials, etc from:
BioQuip Products, Inc.
2321 Gladwick St.
Rancho Dominguez, California, 90220
The collecting envelopes are acquired on-line from:
Dragonfly Society of the Americas:
DSA is a great organization! When you join you will get quarterly news journal Argia, which disseminates news
and much non-technical and semi-technical information about dragonflies in North America. For more information, go to
For any additional questions, please contact Bob DuBois.