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Wisconsin Dragonfly and Damselfly Species

Click on the family name and then choose from the list of species to see information about each dragonfly or damselfly.

Spreadwing Family (Lestidae)
Broad-winged Damsel Family (Calopterygidae)
Pond Damsel Family (Coenagrionidae)
Darner Family (Aeshnidae)
Canada Darner (Aeshna canadensis)
Mottled Darner (Aeshna clepsydra)
Lance-tipped Darner (Aeshna constricta)
Lake Darner (Aeshna eremita)
Variable Darner (Aeshna interrupta)
Zigzag Darner (Aeshna sitchensis) (W)
Subarctic Darner (Aeshna subarctica) (W)
Black-tipped Darner (Aeshna tuberculifera)
Shadow Darner (Aeshna umbrosa)
Green-striped Darner (Aeshna verticalis)
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Comet Darner (Anax longipes) (W)
Springtime Darner (Basiaeschna janata)
Ocellated Darner (Boyeria grafiana) (P)
Fawn Darner (Boyeria vinosa)
Swamp Darner (Epiaeschna heros) (W)
Harlequin Darner (Gomphaeschna furcillata) (W)
Cyrano Darner (Nasiaeschna pentacantha)
Blue-eyed Darner (Rhionaeschna multicolor) (W)
Spatterdock Darner (Rhionaeschna mutata) (W)
Clubtail Family (Gomphidae)
Spiketail Family (Cordulegastridae)
Cruiser Family (Macromiidae)
Emerald Family (Corduliidae)
Skimmer Family (Libellulidae)
W - "Most Wanted" species that have been documented in Wisconsin but more information is needed about their habitats, range, flight periods, etc.
P - Possible species that have either not been documented in Wisconsin or are only listed in older historical records, but may have Wisconsin as part of their range.
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