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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)
Skimmer Family (Libellulidae)
Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa)
Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina)
Banded Pennant (Celithemis fasciata) (W)
Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)
Band-winged Dragonlet (Erythrodiplax umbrata) (W)
Chalk-fronted Corporal (Ladona julia)
Frosted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia frigida)
Crimson-ringed Whiteface (Leucorrhinia glacialis)
Hudsonian Whiteface (Leucorrhinia hudsonica)
Dot-tailed Whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta)
Belted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia proxima)
Spangled Skimmer (Libellula cyanea) (W)
Slaty Skimmer (Libellula incesta)
Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)
Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata)
Painted Skimmer (Libellula semifasciata) (W)
Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) (W)
Elfin Skimmer (Nannothemis bella)
Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)
Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)
Spot-winged Glider (Pantala hymenaea)
Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera)
Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)
Blue-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum ambiguum) (W)
Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Saffron-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum costiferum)
Black Meadowhawk (Sympetrum danae)
Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum)
Red-veined Meadowhawk (Sympetrum madidum) (W)
White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)
Ruby Meadowhawk (Sympetrum rubicundulum)
Band-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum semicinctum)
Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Carolina Saddlebags (Tramea carolina) (W)
Striped Saddlebags (Tramea darwini) (W)
Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)
Red Saddlebags (Tramea onusta)
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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