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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)
Horned Clubtail (Arigomphus cornutus)
Lilypad Clubtail (Arigomphus furcifer)
Jade Clubtail (Arigomphus submedianus) (W)
Unicorn Clubtail (Arigomphus villosipes) (W)
Black-shouldered Spinyleg (Dromogomphus spinosus)
Flag-tailed Spinyleg (Dromogomphus spoliatus) (P)
Plains Clubtail (Gomphurus externus)
Midland Clubtail (Gomphurus fraternus)
Splendid Clubtail (Gomphurus lineatifrons)
Cobra Clubtail (Gomphurus vastus)
Skillet Clubtail (Gomphurus ventricosus)
Dragonhunter (Hagenius brevistylus)
Mustached Clubtail (Hylogomphus adelphus)
Green-faced Clubtail (Hylogomphus viridifrons)
Extra-striped Snaketail (Ophiogomphus anomalus) (W)
Riffle Snaketail (Ophiogomphus carolus)
Boreal Snaketail (Ophiogomphus colubrinus)
Pygmy Snaketail (Ophiogomphus howei)
Rusty Snaketail (Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis)
Sioux Snaketail (Ophiogomphus smithi) (W)
St. Croix Snaketail (Ophiogomphus susbehcha) (W)
Lancet Clubtail (Phanogomphus exilis)
Pronghorn Clubtail (Phanogomphus graslinellus)
Ashy Clubtail (Phanogomphus lividus)
Rapids Clubtail (Phanogomphus quadricolor)
Dusky Clubtail (Phanogomphus spicatus)
Common Sanddragon (Progomphus obscurus)
Eastern Least Clubtail (Stylogomphus albistylus)
Riverine Clubtail (Stylurus amnicola)
Elusive Clubtail (Stylurus notatus)
Russet-tipped Clubtail (Stylurus plagiatus)
Zebra Clubtail (Stylurus scudderi)
Arrow Clubtail (Stylurus spiniceps)
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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