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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)
Western Red Damsel (Amphiagrion abbreviatum)
Blue-fronted Dancer (Argia apicalis)
Variable Dancer (Violet Dancer ssp.) (Argia fumipennis violacea)
Springwater Dancer (Argia funebris) (W)
Powdered Dancer (Argia moesta)
Blue-ringed Dancer (Argia sedula) (W)
Blue-tipped Dancer (Argia tibialis)
Aurora Damsel (Chromagrion conditum)
Subarctic Bluet (Coenagrion interrogatum) (W)
Taiga Bluet (Coenagrion resolutum)
River Bluet (Enallagma anna) (W)
Northern Bluet (Enallagma annexum)
Rainbow Bluet (Enallagma antennatum)
Azure Bluet (Enallagma aspersum) (W)
Double-striped Bluet (Enallagma basidens) (W)
Boreal Bluet (Enallagma boreale)
Tule Bluet (Enallagma carunculatum)
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Alkali Bluet (Enallagma clausum) (W)
Turquoise Bluet (Enallagma divagans) (P)
Marsh Bluet (Enallagma ebrium)
Stream Bluet (Enallagma exsulans)
Skimming Bluet (Enallagma geminatum)
Hagen's Bluet (Enallagma hageni)
Orange Bluet (Enallagma signatum)
Slender Bluet (Enallagma traviatum westfalli) (W)
Vernal Bluet (Enallagma vernale) (W)
Vesper Bluet (Enallagma vesperum)
Citrine Forktail (Ischnura hastata) (W)
Lilypad Forktail (Ischnura kellicotti) (W)
Fragile Forktail (Ischnura posita)
Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis)
Sphagnum Sprite (Nehalennia gracilis) (W)
Sedge Sprite (Nehalennia irene)
Darner Family (Aeshnidae)
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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