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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)
Clubtail Family (Gomphidae)
Spiketail Family (Cordulegastridae)
Cruiser Family (Macromiidae)
Emerald Family (Corduliidae)
American Emerald (Cordulia shurtleffii)
Racket-tailed Emerald (Dorocordulia libera)
Beaverpond Baskettail (Epitheca canis)
Slender Baskettail (Epitheca costalis) (P)
Common Baskettail (Epitheca cynosura)
Prince Baskettail (Epitheca princeps)
Spiny Baskettail (Epitheca spinigera)
Smoky Shadowdragon (Neurocordulia molesta)
Stygian Shadowdragon (Neurocordulia yamaskanensis)
Lake Emerald (Somatochlora cingulata) (W)
Ski-tipped Emerald (Somatochlora elongata)
Plains Emerald (Somatochlora ensigera) (W)
Forcipate Emerald (Somatochlora forcipata)
Delicate Emerald (Somatochlora franklini)
Hine's Emerald (Somatochlora hineana) (W)
Incurvate Emerald (Somatochlora incurvata) (W)
Kennedy's Emerald (Somatochlora kennedyi)
Mocha Emerald (Somatochlora linearis) (W)
Ocellated Emerald (Somatochlora minor)
Clamp-tipped Emerald (Somatochlora tenebrosa) (W)
Brush-tipped Emerald (Somatochlora walshii)
Williamson's Emerald (Somatochlora williamsoni)
Ebony Boghaunter (Williamsonia fletcheri)
Ringed Boghaunter (Williamsonia lintneri) (W)
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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