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'Most Wanted' and 'Possible' 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.

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Spreadwing Family (Lestidae)
Broad-winged Damsel Family (Calopterygidae)
Pond Damsel Family (Coenagrionidae)
Springwater Dancer (Argia plana) (W)
Blue-ringed Dancer (Argia sedula) (W)
Subarctic Bluet (Coenagrion interrogatum) (W)
River Bluet (Enallagma anna) (W)
Azure Bluet (Enallagma aspersum) (W)
Double-striped Bluet (Enallagma basidens) (W)
Alkali Bluet (Enallagma clausum) (W)
Turquoise Bluet (Enallagma divagans) (P)
Slender Bluet (Enallagma traviatum westfalli) (W)
Vernal Bluet (Enallagma vernale) (W)
Citrine Forktail (Ischnura hastata) (W)
Lilypad Forktail (Ischnura kellicotti) (W)
Sphagnum Sprite (Nehalennia gracilis) (W)
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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