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Libellulidae - Common Skimmers

 

Classification

 Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Arthropoda
 Subphylum: Hexapoda
 Class: Insecta
 Order: Odonata
 Family: Libellulidae

Slender SpreadwingThis is the largest family of dragonflies. It contains around 1,000 species. It is a very diverse family of dragonflies.

Most skimmers are small to medium-sized dragonflies. Some skimmers are very colorful, and some species have patterned wings. Most species of skimmers are perchers, except for the gliders and saddlebags. The abdomen of a skimmer can be thick or slender.

If you see a dragonfly, there is a good chance it is a member of this family! Pondhawks, meadowhawks, dashers, gliders, and saddlebags are all members of this family. Skimmers are found all over the world.

galleryLibellulidae Photo Gallery

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct Not Enough DataNot Enough Data
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist.

U.S. Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Endangered in US Endangered in US Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife. Click on U.S. status icon to go to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife species profile.
  New Hampshire Status Key
Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Breeds in NH Breeds in NH
Status taken from NH Fish and Game

Location Key
Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH More Info Click for More Info picture Click for Image

New Hampshire Species

 

North American Species

Calico Pennant - Celithemis elisa LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Halloween Pennant - Celithemis eponina North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Banded Pennant - Celithemis fasciata North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Martha's Pennant - Celithemis martha  LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species More Info
Eastern Pondhawk - Erythemis simplicicollis LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species image image More Info
Seaside Dragonlet - Erythrodiplax berenice North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Blue Corporal - Ladona deplanata North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
White Corporal - Ladona exusta North America New Hampshire Species More Info
Chalk-fronted Corporal - Ladona julia North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Frosted Whiteface - Leucorrhinia frigida LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Hudsonian Whiteface - Leucorrhinia hudsonica North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Dot-tailed Whiteface - Leucorrhinia intacta North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Belted Whiteface - Leucorrhinia proxima North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Spangled Skimmer - Libellula cyanea LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Slaty Skimmer - Libellula incesta North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Widow Skimmer - Libellula luctuosa LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Needham's Skimmer - Libellula needhami North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Twelve-Spotted Skimmer - Libellula pulchella North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Four-Spotted Skimmer-Libellula quadrimaculata LEAST CONCERN Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Painted Skimmer - Libellula semifasciata North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Great Blue Skimmer - Libellula vibrans North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Elfin Skimmer - Nannothemis bella North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Blue Dasher - Pachydiplax longipennis North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Wandering Glider - Pantala flavescens LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA Australia North America South America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Spot-winged Glider - Pantala hymenaea North America South America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Eastern Amberwing - Perithemis tenera North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Common Whitetail - Plathemis lydia North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Saffron-winged Meadowhawk - Sympetrum costiferum North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Black Meadowhawk - Sympetrum danae Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Cherry-faced Meadowhawk - Sympetrum internum LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
White-faced Meadowhawk - Sympetrum obtrusum North America New Hampshire Species image image More Info
Band-winged Meadowhawk - Sympetrum semicinctum North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Autumn Meadowhawk - Sympetrum vicinum North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Black Saddlebags -Tramea lacerata North America image More Info

 

Pin-tailed Pondhawk - Erythemis plebeja LEAST CONCERN North America South America image More Info
Great Pondhawk - Erythemis vesiculosa LEAST CONCERN North America South America image More Info
Bromeliad Dragonlet - Erythrodiplax bromeliicola Not Enough Data North America
Red-faced Dragonlet - Erythrodiplax fusca North America South America image More Info
Little Blue Dragonlet - Erythrodiplax minuscula North America image More Info
Band-winged Dragonlet - Erythrodiplax umbrata North America South America image More Info
Tiny Sylph - Gynothemis pumila LEAST CONCERN North America South America
Boreal Whiteface - Leucorrhinia borealis North America image More Info
Crimson-ringed Whiteface - Leucorrhinia glacialis LEAST CONCERN North America
Canada Whiteface - Leucorrhinia patricia  North America New Hampshire Species More Info
Golden-winged Skimmer - Libellula auripennis North America image More Info
Bar-winged Skimmer - Libellula axilena North America image More Info
Comanche Skimmer - Libellula comanche LEAST CONCERN North America More Info
Neon Skimmer - Libellula croceipennis LEAST CONCERN North America South America image More Info
Yellow-sided Skimmer - Libellula flavida North America image More Info
Eight-spotted Skimmer - Libellula forensis North America image More Info
Purple Skimmer - Libellula jesseana Vulnerable North America More Info
Libellula mariae Near Threatened North America More Info
Flame Skimmer - Libellula saturata North America image More Info
Marl Pennant - Macrodiplax balteata North America South America image More Info
Antillean Sylph - Macrothemis celeno LEAST CONCERN North America
Straw-colored Sylph - Macrothemis inacuta LEAST CONCERN North America South America More Info
Hyacinth Glider - Miathyria marcella LEAST CONCERN North America South America image More Info
Spot-tailed Dasher -
Micrathyria aequalis North America South America image More Info
Black Dasher - Micrathyria atra LEAST CONCERN North America South America
Blue-tipped Dasher - Micrathyria caerulistyla LEAST CONCERN North America South America
Caribbean Dasher - Micrathyria dissocians LEAST CONCERN North America image More Info
Thornbush Dasher - Micrathyria hagenii North America image More Info
Pale-footed Dasher - Micrathyria tibialis LEAST CONCERN North America South America
Stripe-fronted Dryad - Nephepeltia leonardina LEAST CONCERN North America South America
Spine-bellied Dryad - Nephepeltia phryne LEAST CONCERN North America South America
Yellow-lined Skimmer - Orthemis biolleyi LEAST CONCERN North America South America
Concolored Skimmer - Orthemis concolor LEAST CONCERN North America South America
Carmine Skimmer - Orthemis discolor North America image More Info
Roseate Skimmer - Orthemis ferruginea LEAST CONCERN North America South America image image More Info
Blue Rock Skimmer - Paltothemis cyanosoma Not Enough Data North America
Slough Amberwing - Perithemis domitia LEAST CONCERN North America South America image More Info
Mexican Amberwing -
Perithemis intensa North America image More Info
Golden Amberwing - Perithemis electra LEAST CONCERN North America South America
Cardinal Redskimmer - Rhodopygia cardinalis LEAST CONCERN North America South America
Blue-faced Meadowhawk - Sympetrum ambiguum LEAST CONCERN North America image More Info
Variegated Meadowhawk - Sympetrum corruptum North America image More Info
Cardinal Meadowhawk - Sympetrum illotum LEAST CONCERN North America image More Info
Red-veined Meadowhawk - Sympetrum madidum LEAST CONCERN North America image More Info
Talamanca Meadowhawk - Sympetrum nigrocreatum LEAST CONCERN North America
Striped Saddlebags - Tramea calverti LEAST CONCERN North America South America image More Info
Carolina Saddlebags - Tramea carolina LEAST CONCERN North America image More Info
Red Saddlebags - Tramea onusta LEAST CONCERN North America South America image More Info
Rainforest Bluewing - Zenithoptera fasciata LEAST CONCERN North America South America

North American Species

 

Four-spotted Pennant - Brachymesia gravida LEAST CONCERN North America
Tawny Pennant - Brachymesia herbida LEAST CONCERN North America South America
Amanda's pennant - Celithemis amanda North America image More Info
Red-veined Pennant - Celithemis bertha LEAST CONCERN North America
Ornate Pennant - Celithemis ornata North America image More Info
Checkered Setwing - Dythemis fugax LEAST CONCERN North America
Swift Setwing - Dythemis velox LEAST CONCERN North America
Western Pondhawk - Erythemis collocata North America image More Info
Red Pondhawk - Erythemis haematogastra LEAST CONCERN North America South America
Claret Pondhawk - Erythemis mithroides LEAST CONCERN North America South America

 

Selected Species Around the World

Grizzled Pintail - Acisoma panorpoides LEAST CONCERN Africa Asia image More Info
Ivory Pintail - Acisoma trifidum LEAST CONCERN Africa
Orange Flasher - Aethiothemis mediofasciata Not Enough Data Africa
Pygmy Basker - Aethriamanta rezia LEAST CONCERN Africa
Ethiopian Highlander- Atoconeura aethiopica Vulnerable Africa More Info
Western Highlander - Atoconeura luxata LEAST CONCERN Africa
Silver-spotted Skimmer - Argyrothemis argentea LEAST CONCERN South America
Swamp Flat-tail - Austrothemis nigrescens LEAST CONCERN Australia
Ditch Jewel - Brachythemis contaminata LEAST CONCERN Asia image
Dark-winged Groundling - Brachythemis fuscopalliata Vulnerable Asia image More InfoNorthern Banded Groundling-Brachythemis impartita LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE image
Red Groundling - Brachythemis lacustris LEAST CONCERN Africa image More Info
Banded Groundling - Brachythemis leucosticta LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE image
Wilson's Groundling - Brachythemis wilsoni LEAST CONCERN Africa
Horned Rock-dweller - Bradinopyga cornuta LEAST CONCERN Africa image
Granite Ghost - Bradinopyga geminata LEAST CONCERN Asia image
Red Rock-dweller - Bradinopyga strachani LEAST CONCERN Africa
Divisa Scarlet - Crocothemis divisa LEAST CONCERN Africa
Broad Scarlet - Crocothemis erythraea LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE image More Info
Black-headed Skimmer - Crocothemis nigrifrons Australia image
Little Scarlet - Crocothemis sanguinolenta LEAST CONCERN Africa Asia image More Info
Granite Scarlet - Crocothemis saxicolor LEAST CONCERN Africa
Scarlet Skimmer- Crocothemis servilia LEAST CONCERN Asia image
Bluebolt - Cyanothemis simpsoni LEAST CONCERN Africa
Wandering Percher - Diplacodes bipunctata LEAST CONCERN ASIA Australia image More Info
Little Percher - Diplacodes deminuta LEAST CONCERN Africa
Black Percher - Diplacodes lefebvrii LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE image More Info
Luminous Percher - Diplacodes luminans LEAST CONCERN Africa image
Black-faced Percher - Diplacodes melanopsis Australia image
Black-tipped Percher - Diplacodes nebulosa LEAST CONCERN ASIA Australia image
Scarlet Percher - Diplacodes haematodes Australia image
Dwarf Percher - Diplacodes pumila LEAST CONCERN Africa image
Diplacodes trivialis LEAST CONCERN ASIA Australia image
Sunlight Firebelly - Eleuthemis buettikoferi LEAST CONCERN Africa
Erythrodiplax castanea South America image
White-eyed Skimmer - Fylgia amazonica LEAST CONCERN South America image
Tree-hole Jungle-skimmer - Hadrothemis camarensis LEAST CONCERN Africa
Robust Jungle-skimmer - Hadrothemis coacta LEAST CONCERN Africa
Red Jungle-skimmer - Hadrothemis defecta LEAST CONCERN Africa
Slender Jungle-skimmer - Hadrothemis infesta LEAST CONCERN Africa
Red Jungle-skimmer - Hadrothemis scabrifrons LEAST CONCERN Africa
Changeable Jungle-skimmer - Hadrothemis versuta LEAST CONCERN Africa
Fruhstorfer’s Junglewatcher - Hylaeothemis fruhstorferi Endangered Asia
Blue Hawklet - Hylaeothemis indica Not Enough Data Asia image
Pied-spot - Hemistigma albipunctum LEAST CONCERN Africa
Dark Whiteface - Leucorrhinia albifrons LEAST CONCERN ASIA Europe image More Info
Lilypad Whiteface - Leucorrhinia caudalis LEAST CONCERN ASIA Europe image More Info
Small Whiteface - Leucorrhinia dubia LEAST CONCERN ASIA Europe image More Info
Yellow-spotted Whiteface - Leucorrhinia pectoralis LEAST CONCERN ASIA Europe image
Ruby Whiteface - Leucorrhinia rubicunda Europe image
Bekko Tombo - Libellula angelina Critically Endangered ASIA image More Info
Broad-Bodied Chaser - Libellula depressa LEAST CONCERN ASIA Europe image More Info
Blue Chaser - Libellula fulva LEAST CONCERN Europe image More Info
Red Chaser - Libellula pontica Near Threatened Asia More Info
Lyriothemis acigastra Not Enough Data Asia image
Forest Chaser - Lyriothemis elegantissima LEAST CONCERN Asia image
Wide-bellied Skimmer - Lyriothemis pachygastra LEAST CONCERN ASIA image
Cora’s Pennant - Macrodiplax cora LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA Australia image
Dark Leaftipper - Malgassophlebia westfalli Not Enough Data Africa
Artemis Dasher - Micrathyria artemis LEAST CONCERN South America
Forest Dasher - Micrathyria hippolyte LEAST CONCERN South America
Large Micmac - Micromacromia camerunica LEAST CONCERN Africa
Angola Micmac - Micromacromia flava Not Enough Data Africa
Small Micmac - Micromacromia zygoptera LEAST CONCERN Africa
Common Archtail - Nannophlebia risi LEAST CONCERN Australia
Eastern Pygmyfly - Nannophya dalei LEAST CONCERN Australia
Western Pygmyfly - Nannophya occidentalis LEAST CONCERN Australia
Scarlet Dwarf - Nannophya pygmaea LEAST CONCERN Asia Australia image
Powdered Junglewatcher - Neodythemis fitzgeraldi Not Enough Data Africa
Bwindi Junglewatcher - Neodythemis munyaga Not Enough Data Africa
Nyungwe Junglewatcher - Neodythemis nyungwe Near Threatened Africa
Bizarre Junglewatcher - Neodythemis takamandensis Critically Endangered Africa
Black-tailed Skimmer - Nesciothemis farinosa LEAST CONCERN ASIA image More Info
Small Blacktail - Nesciothemis minor LEAST CONCERN Africa
Northern Redtail - Nesciothemis nigeriensis LEAST CONCERN Africa
Western Blacktail - Nesciothemis pujoli LEAST CONCERN Africa
Jones’ Forestwatcher - Notiothemis jonesi LEAST CONCERN Africa image
Robert's Forestwatcher - Notiothemis robertsi LEAST CONCERN Africa
Canopy Skimmer - Nothodiplax dendrophila Not Enough Data South America
Slender Bottletail - Olpogastra lugubris LEAST CONCERN Africa
Regal Skimmer - Orthemis regalis LEAST CONCERN South America
Abbott's Skimmer - Orthetrum abbotti LEAST CONCERN Africa Asia image
White-tailed Skimmer - Orthetrum albistylum LEAST CONCERN ASIA Europe image
Many-celled Skimmer - Orthetrum angustiventre LEAST CONCERN Africa
Giant Skimmer - Orthetrum austeni LEAST CONCERN Africa
Tough Skimmer - Orthetrum brachiale LEAST CONCERN Africa
Southern Skimmer - Orthetrum brunneum LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE image image
Two-striped Skimmer - Orthetrum caffrum LEAST CONCERN Africa Asia image
Blue Skimmer - Orthetrum caledonicum Australia image image
One-spriped Skimmer - Orthetrum camerunense LEAST CONCERN Africa
Black-tailed Skimmer - Orthetrum cancellatum LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE image
Epaulet Skimmer - Orthetrum chrysostigma LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE image More Info
Spine-tufted Skimmer - Orthetrum chrysis LEAST CONCERN ASIA image
Keeled Skimmer - Orthetrum coerulescens LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE image
Blue Marsh Hawk - Orthetrum glaucum ASIA image
Guinea Skimmer - Orthetrum guineense LEAST CONCERN Africa
Hintz's Skimmer - Orthetrum hintzi LEAST CONCERN Africa
Spectacled Skimmer - Orthetrum icteromelas LEAST CONCERN Africa image
Orthetrum japonicum LEAST CONCERN ASIA image


 

Julia Skimmer - Orthetrum julia LEAST CONCERN Africa image
Marsh Skimmer - Orthetrum luzonicum LEAST CONCERN Asia image image
Machado's Skimmer - Orthetrum machadoi LEAST CONCERN Africa
Orthetrum melania LEAST CONCERN Asia image image
Rosy Skimmer - Orthetrum migratum LEAST CONCERN Australia
Mangrove Skimmer - Orthetrum poecilops Vulnerable Africa More Info
Crimson-tailed Marsh Hawk - Orthetrum pruinosum LEAST CONCERN ASIA image image
Ransonnet's Skimmer - Orthetrum ransonnetii LEAST CONCERN Africa Asia
Robust Skimmer - Orthetrum robustum LEAST CONCERN Africa
Elusive Skimmer - Orthetrum rubens Critically Endangered Africa More Info
Slender Skimmer - Orthetrum sabina LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA Australia image More Info
Arrow Skimmer - Orthetrum sagitta Not Enough Data Africa
Green Skimmer - Orthetrum serapia LEAST CONCERN Australia image
Stemmale Skimmer - Orthetrum stemmale LEAST CONCERN Africa image
Small Skimmer - Orthetrum taeniolatum LEAST CONCERN Africa Europe image More Info
Long Skimmer - Orthetrum trinacria LEAST CONCERN ASIA Africa EUROPE image
Orthetrum triangulare LEAST CONCERN ASIA image
Fiery Skimmer - Orthetrum villosovittatum Australia image
Pepperpants - Oxythemis phoenicosceles LEAST CONCERN Africa
Deceptive Widow - Palpopleura deceptor LEAST CONCERN Africa Asia image
Yellow-veined Widow - Palpopleura jucunda LEAST CONCERN Africa image
Lucia Widow - Palpopleura lucia LEAST CONCERN Africa image
Portia Widow - Palpopleura portia LEAST CONCERN Africa image
Asian Widow - Palpopleura sexmaculata LEAST CONCERN ASIA image
Banded Duskdarter - Parazyxomma flavicans LEAST CONCERN Africa
Orange Amberwing - Perithemis cornelia LEAST CONCERN South America
Fine-banded Amberwing - Perithemis lais LEAST CONCERN South America
Clear-tipped Amberwing - Perithemis parzefalli LEAST CONCERN South America
Ruby Amberwing - Perithemis rubita LEAST CONCERN South America
Scarlet Spiderlegs - Planiplax arachne LEAST CONCERN South America
Mantled Spiderlegs - Planiplax machadoi Not Enough Data South America
Pied Skimmer - Pseudothemis zonata LEAST CONCERN ASIA image More Info
Iridescent Flutterer - Rhyothemis braganza Australia image More Info
Golden Flutterer - Rhyothemis fenestrina LEAST CONCERN Africa
Rhyothemis fuliginosa LEAST CONCERN Asia image More Info
Graphic Flutterer - Rhyothemis graphiptera Australia image
Mariposa Flutterer - Rhyothemis mariposa LEAST CONCERN Africa
Yellow-striped Flutterer - Rhyothemis phyllis LEAST CONCERN Asia image
Saphire Flutterer - Rhyothemis princeps LEAST CONCERN Australia image
Jewel Flutterer - Rhyothemis resplendens Australia image More Info
Phantom Flutterer - Rhyothemis semihyalina LEAST CONCERN Africa Asia image
Variegated Flutterer - Rhyothemis variegata LEAST CONCERN Asia image
Black Pennant - Selysiothemis nigra LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE image More Info
Sympetrum arenicolor LEAST CONCERN ASIA image
Sympetrum baccha LEAST CONCERN ASIA image
Sympetrum darwinianum LEAST CONCERN ASIA image
St. Helena Darter - Sympetrum dilatatum Not Enough Data Africa
Sympetrum eroticum LEAST CONCERN ASIA More Info
Yellow-winged Darter - Sympetrum flaveolum LEAST CONCERN ASIA Europe image
Red-veined Darter - Sympetrum fonscolombii LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE image More Info
Dwarf Darter - Sympetrum haritonovi LEAST CONCERN ASIA More Info
Southern Darter - Sympetrum meridionale LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE image
Island Darter - Sympetrum nigrifemur LEAST CONCERN Europe image
Banded Darter - Sympetrum pedemontanum LEAST CONCERN ASIA Europe image
Ruddy Darter- Sympetrum sanguineum LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE image More Info
Desert Darter - Sympetrum sinaiticum LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE image
Common Darter - Sympetrum striolatum LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE image
Vagrant Darter - Sympetrum vulgatum LEAST CONCERN ASIA Europe image
Treefall Elf - Tetrathemis fraseri Not Enough Data Africa
Black-splashed Elf - Tetrathemis polleni LEAST CONCERN Africa image
Pygmy Skimmer - Tetrathemis platyptera LEAST CONCERN ASIA image
Thalassothemis marchali 
Endangered Africa More Info
Old World Twister - Tholymis tillarga LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA Australia image
Keyhole Glider - Tramea basilaris LEAST CONCERN Africa Asia image
Ferrugineus Glider - Tramea limbata LEAST CONCERN Africa Asia image
Common Glider - Tramea loewii LEAST CONCERN ASIA Australia image
Red Glider Dragonfly - Tramea transmarina LEAST CONCERN ASIA Australia
Monkshood Dropwing - Trithemis aconita LEAST CONCERN Africa
Bronze Dropwing - Trithemis aenea LEAST CONCERN Africa
Western Phantom Dropwing - Trithemis africana  LEAST CONCERN Africa
Violet Dropwing - Trithemis annulata LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE image More Info
Red-veined Dropwing - Trithemis arteriosa LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE image More Info
Small Dropwing - Trithemis dichroa LEAST CONCERN Africa
Denim Dropwing - Trithemis donaldsoni LEAST CONCERN Africa image
Round-hook Dropwing - Trithemis dorsalis LEAST CONCERN Africa image
Indigo Dropwing - Trithemis festiva LEAST CONCERN ASIA Australia Europe image
Smoky Dropwing - Trithemis fumosa Not Enough Data Africa
Navy Dropwing - Trithemis furva LEAST CONCERN Africa Asia image
Black Dropwing - Trithemis grouti LEAST CONCERN Africa
Superb Dropwing - Trithemis hartwigi Not Enough Data Africa
Hecate Dropwing - Trithemis hecate LEAST CONCERN Africa
Orange-winged Dropwing - Trithemis kirbyi LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE image More Info
Monard's Dropwing - Trithemis monardi LEAST CONCERN Africa image
Principe Dropwing - Trithemis nigra Critically Endangered Africa More Info
Hairy-legged Dropwing - Trithemis nuptialis LEAST CONCERN Africa
Sombre Dropwing - Trithemis osvaldae Not Enough Data Africa
Dancing Dropwing - Trithemis pallidinervis LEAST CONCERN ASIA image
River Dropwing - Trithemis pluvialis LEAST CONCERN Africa Europe image
Jaunty Dropwing - Trithemis stictica LEAST CONCERN Africa image
Eastern Phantom Dropwing - Trithemis tropicana LEAST CONCERN Africa
Elegant Dropwing - Trithemis werneri LEAST CONCERN Africa image
Navas' Darter - Trithetrum navasi LEAST CONCERN Africa
Red Basker - Urothemis assignata LEAST CONCERN Africa image
Blue Basker - Urothemis edwardsii LEAST CONCERN Africa Asia image More Info
St Lucia Basker - Urothemis luciana Not Enough Data Africa
Fuelleborn's Bottle-tail - Zygonoides fuelleborni LEAST CONCERN Africa image
Streamertail - Zygonychidium gracile Critically Endangered Africa
Blue Cascader - Zygonyx natalensis LEAST CONCERN Africa image
Ringed Cascader - Zygonyx torridus LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE image
Smoky Duskdarter - Zyxomma atlanticum LEAST CONCERN Africa

Additional Information

Key: profile Profile Photos Photos Video Video Audio Audio New Hampshire Species NH Species

Amanda's Pennant - Celithemis amanda profile Photos North America
Amanda's pennant is found in the southeastern United States from North Carolina to Florida and west to Texas.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Amanda's Pennant - Celithemis amanda profile Photos North America
Amanda's pennant is often found near shallow ponds.
Source: BioKids Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Elementary School

Autumn Meadowhawk - Sympetrum vicinum profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The autumn meadowhawk is found in Canada and in the eastern U.S., the Great Plains, and Oregon, Washington, and California. It is found in New Hampshire in the fall.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Autumn Meadowhawk - Sympetrum vicinum profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The autumn meadowhawk is usually found at bogs, ponds, marshes, lakes, and slow streams.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Autumn Meadowhawk - Sympetrum vicinum profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The autumn meadowhawk is nonterritorial.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Band-winged Dragonlet - Erythrodiplax umbrata profile Photos North America South America
The band-winged dragonlet is found in southern Texas and Florida south to South America.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Band-winged Dragonlet - Erythrodiplax umbrata profile Photos North America South America
The band-winged dragonlet is found near marshy ponds, pools and lakes.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Band-winged Meadowhawk - Sympetrum semicinctum profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The band-winged meadowhawk is found in Canada and most of the continental U.S. , except for the southern most parts. It is found in New Hampshire in the fall.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Band-winged Meadowhawk - Sympetrum semicinctum profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The band-winged meadowhawk is usually found at shallow marshy areas with slow currents.
Source: Wisconsin Odonate Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Banded Pennant - Celithemis fasciata profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The banded pennant is found in the eastern U.S. It is found in southeast New Hampshire, but it is rare.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Banded Pennant - Celithemis fasciata profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The banded pennant is 1.2 to 1.5 inches in length.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Bar-winged Skimmer - Libellula axilena profile Photos North America
The bar-winged skimmer is found in the eastern U.S. from New York to Texas.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Bar-winged Skimmer - Libellula axilena profile Photos North America
The bar-winged skimmer is found near forest ponds, pools and ditches.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Bekko Tombo - Libellula angelina profile Photos Critically Endangered ASIA
The bekko tombo is found in China, Japan, and North and South Korea.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Belted Whiteface - Leucorrhinia proxima profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The belted whiteface is found from Canada into the northern U.S. It is found across New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Belted Whiteface - Leucorrhinia proxima profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The belted whiteface is usually found near still bog waters, vegetated ponds and lakes. 
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Black Meadowhawk - Sympetrum danae profile Photos Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The black meadowhawk is found in the northern U.S. and most of Canada as well as in northern Europe and Asia. It is found in New Hampshire in the fall, but it is rare and usually only found from the White Mountains north.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Black Meadowhawk - Sympetrum danae profile Photos Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The black meadowhawk is found near bogs, fens, marshes, and sometimes ponds or lakes.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Black Pennant - Selysiothemis nigra profile Photos LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE
The black pennant is found in Central Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea region.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Black Percher - Diplacodes lefebvrii profile Photos LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE
The black percher is found in Africa and Eurasia. It is also known as the purple darter.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Black Saddlebags -Tramea lacerata profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The black saddlebags is found across most of the U.S. It is also found in Mexico and Canada. In New Hampshire, it is found primarily in the southeastern part of the state.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Black Saddlebags -Tramea lacerata profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
Black saddlebags prefer stagnant or slow moving bodies of water.
Source: BioKidsIntended Audience: General Reading Level: Elementaery School

Black Saddlebags -Tramea lacerata profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
Black saddlebags migrate north in the spring.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Black-tailed Skimmer - Nesciothemis farinosa profile Photos LEAST CONCERN ASIA
The black-tailed skimmer is found in Angola, Botswana, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Oman, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Blue Basker - Urothemis edwardsii profile Photos LEAST CONCERN Africa Asia
The blue basker is found in Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Congo,, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mozambique, Niger, Oman, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Blue Chaser - Libellula fulva profile Photos LEAST CONCERN Europe
The blue chaser is found in southern and central Europe east to the Caspian sea and the Caucasus.
Source: British Dragonfly Society Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Blue Corporal - Ladona deplanata profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The blue corporal is found in the eastern United States. In New Hampshire, it can be found in the southestern part of the state in the spring, but it is rare.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Blue Dasher - Pachydiplax longipennis profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The blue dasher is found near ponds, lakes, marshes, ditches, and slow streams.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Blue Dasher - Pachydiplax longipennis profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The blue dasher is found in southern Canada, northern Mexico and across most of the contiguous 48 states. It is not found in the Dakotas and the Rocky Mountain region. It is found in New Hampshire south of the White Mountains.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Blue-faced Meadowhawk - Sympetrum ambiguum profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America
The blue-faced meadowhawk is typically found in the southeastern and south central U.S.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Blue-faced Meadowhawk - Sympetrum ambiguum profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America
The male blue-faced meadowhawk is red with a blue to turquoise face.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Boreal WhitefaceLeucorrhinia borealis profile Photos North America
The boreal whiteface is found from the Rockies south to central Colorado and Utah, in the upper Midwest and in the northern Great Plains states. It is also found in Canada and Alaska.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Broad-Bodied Chaser - Libellula depressa profile Photos LEAST CONCERN ASIA Europe
The broad-bodied chaser is found across Europe into Central Asia.
Source: British Dragonfly Society Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Broad Scarlet - Crocothemis erythraea profile Photos LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE
The broad scarlet is found in Africa, southern Europe, the Middle East, and west Asia. It is also known as the common scarlet-darter.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Calico Pennant - Celithemis elisa profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species
The calico pennant is found in eastern and central U.S and southeast Canada. It is found across New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Calico Pennant - Celithemis elisa profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species
The calico pennant is often found at ponds, lakes, and stream pools with emergent plants or marshy borders.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Canada Whiteface - Leucorrhinia patricia profile Photos  North America
The Canada whiteface is found in Canada and Alaska.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Cardinal Meadowhawk - Sympetrum illotum profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America
In the U.S. the cardinal meadowhawk is found in California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. It is also found in southwestern Canada, Mexico, and Central America.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Cardinal Meadowhawk - Sympetrum illotum profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America
The cardinal meadowhawk is found at small ponds and slow streams.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Carmine Skimmer - Orthemis discolor profile Photos North America
The carmine skimmer is found from central Texas, west into Arizona, south through Central America.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Carmine Skimmer - Orthemis discolor profile Photos North America
The carmine skimmer is found at temporary and permanent ponds, lakes, ditches, and slow streams.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Carolina Saddlebags - Tramea carolina profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America
The Carolina saddlebags is found in southeastern Canada and the eastern U.S.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Carolina Saddlebags - Tramea carolina profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America
The Carolina saddlebags breeds in shallow, open, well-vegetated ponds and pools.
Source: Wisconsin Odonate Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Chalk-fronted Corporal - Ladona julia profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The chalk-fronted corporal is found in northern United States and southern Canada. It is found across New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Chalk-fronted Corporal - Ladona julia profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The chalk-fronted corporal is usually found at ponds, swamps, marshes, lakes, and bogs.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Cherry-faced Meadowhawk - Sympetrum internum profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species
The cherry-faced meadowhawk is found in the northern U.S. and Canada. It is found in New Hampshire in the fall.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Cherry-faced Meadowhawk - Sympetrum internum profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species
The cherry-faced meadowhawk is is usually found at ponds, lakes, marshes, bogs, and slow streams.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Comanche Skimmer - Libellula comanche profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America
The Comanche skimmer is found in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Wyoming. It is also found in Mexico.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Comanche Skimmer - Libellula comanche profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America
The Comanche skimmer is found near ponds, lakes, and slow-moving streams.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Common Whitetail - Plathemis lydia profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The common whitetail is found in Canada and the the 48 contiguous states, south into Mexico. It is found across New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Common Whitetail - Plathemis lydia profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The common whitetail feeds on small insects that it catches in mid-air.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Common Whitetail - Plathemis lydia profile Photos North America
The common whitetail is sometimes classified as Libellula lydia.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Dwarf Darter - Sympetrum haritonovi profile Photos LEAST CONCERN ASIA
The dwarf darter is found in Afghanistan, India, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Dark Whiteface - Leucorrhinia albifrons profile Photos LEAST CONCERN ASIA Europe
The dark whiteface is found in Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, and Ukraine.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Dark-winged Groundling - Brachythemis fuscopalliata profile Photos Vulnerable Asia
The dark-winged groundling is found in Iran, Iraq, Israel, Syria, and Turkey.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Dot-tailed Whiteface - Leucorrhinia intacta profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The dot-tailed whiteface is found in southern Canada into the northern U.S. It is found across New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Dot-tailed Whiteface - Leucorrhinia intacta profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The dot-tailed whiteface is usually found at vegetated ponds, lakes, and slow waters.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Eastern Amberwing - Perithemis tenera profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The eastern amberwing is often found near sloughs, ponds, pools, and ditches.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Eastern Amberwing - Perithemis tenera profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The eastern amberwing is found in southeastern Canada, the eastern 2/3 of the U.S., and in Mexico. In New Hampshire, it is found south of the White Mountains.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Eastern Pondhawk - Erythemis simplicicollis profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species
The eastern pondhawk is found in Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and across much of the U.S. In New Hampshire, it is usually found south of the White Mountains.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Eastern Pondhawk - Erythemis simplicicollis profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species
The eastern pondhawk is 1.5 to 1.7 inches in length.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Eastern Pondhawk - Erythemis simplicicollis profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species
The female eastern pondhawk is bright green. The male is a powder blue.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Eight-spotted Skimmer - Libellula forensis profile Photos North America
The eight-spotted skimmer is found west of Canadian and U.S. Rockies.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Eight-spotted Skimmer - Libellula forensis profile Photos North America
The eight-spotted skimmer is found at ponds, lakes, and sloughs with muck-bottoms.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Elfin Skimmer - Nannothemis bella profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The elfin skimmer is found in southern Canada and the northern U.S. from Wisconsin east to New England and south south through the Appalachians to Georgia and Alabama. It is found across New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Elfin Skimmer - Nannothemis bella profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
At 0.7 to 0.8  inches in length, the elfin skimmer is the smallest dragonfly in North America.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Elfin Skimmer - Nannothemis bella profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The elfin skimmer is often found near bogs.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Elusive Skimmer - Orthetrum rubens Photos Critically Endangered Africa
The elusive skimmer is found in South Africa.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Epaulet Skimmer - Orthetrum chrysostigma Photos LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE
The epaulet skimmer is found in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Ethiopian Highlander- Atoconeura aethiopica profile Photos Vulnerable Africa
The Ethiopian highlander is found in Ethiopia. in the highlands south of Addis Ababa.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Flame Skimmer - Libellula saturata profile Photos North America
The flame skimmer is found in the western and southwestern U.S.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Four-Spotted Skimmer - Libellula quadrimaculata profile Photos LEAST CONCERN Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The four-spotted skimmer is found in northern U.S. and Canada as well as in northeastern Europe and Asia. It is found across New Hampshire. It is also known as the four-spotted chaser.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Four-Spotted Skimmer - Libellula quadrimaculata profile Photos LEAST CONCERN Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The four-spotted skimmer is found near marshy bogs, ponds and lakes, especially with peaty waters.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Frosted Whiteface - Leucorrhinia frigida profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species
The frosted whiteface is found in northeastern U.S. It is found across New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Frosted Whiteface - Leucorrhinia frigida profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species
The frosted whiteface is usually found vegetated ponds and lakes, especially those with floating sphagnum.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Golden-winged Skimmer - Libellula auripennis profile Photos North America

Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Golden-winged Skimmer - Libellula auripennis profile Photos North America
The golden-winged skimmer is found near ponds, pools, ditches, and lakes.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Great Blue Skimmer - Libellula vibrans profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The great blue skimmer is found primarily in the southeastern U.S. It is found along the New Hampshire coast, but it is very rare.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Great Blue Skimmer - Libellula vibrans profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The great blue skimmer is found at swampy ponds, lakes and slow forest streams.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Great Pondhawk - Erythemis vesiculosa profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America South America
In the U.S. the great pondhawk is found in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. It is also found in South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Grizzled Pintail - Acisoma panorpoides Photos LEAST CONCERN Africa Asia
The grizzled pintail is found in southern Europe, the Middle East, southern Asia, and some Indian Ocean Islands.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Halloween Pennant - Celithemis eponina profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The Haloween pennant is found in eastern and central U.S. and in southern Ontario, Canada. It is found south of the White Mountains in New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Halloween Pennant - Celithemis eponina profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The Haloween pennant is often found at the edges of ponds, lakes, and marshes.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Halloween Pennant - Celithemis eponina profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The Haloween pennant gets its name from its orange, brown, and black wings.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Halloween Pennant - Celithemis eponina profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The Haloween pennant is around 1.5 inches in length.
Source: National Park Service Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Halloween Pennant - Celithemis eponina profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
With its wideand colorful wings, the Haloween pennant looks a little bit like a butterfly.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Hudsonian Whiteface - Leucorrhinia hudsonica profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The Hudsonian whiteface is found in Alaska and Yukon and Hudson Bay area, east and south into the Appalachians and as far south as West Virginia. It is found across New Hampshire in the spring.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Hyacinth Glider - Miathyria marcella profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America South America
The hyacinth glider is found in Mexico, Central America, and South America. It was first reported in the U.S. in teh 1950s. It is now found as far north as Virginia.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Hyacinth Glider - Miathyria marcella profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America South America
The hyacinth glider is found in marshy ponds and lakes with water hyacinth.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Iridescent Flutterer - Rhyothemis braganza profile Photos Australia
The iridescent flutterer is found in Australia.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Jewel Flutterer - Rhyothemis resplendens profile Photos Australia
The jewel flutterer is found in Australia.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Libellula mariae Photos Near Threatened North America
Libellula mariae is found in Australia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Lilypad Whiteface - Leucorrhinia caudalis Photos LEAST CONCERN ASIA Europe
The lilypad whiteface is found in Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Ukraine.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Little Blue Dragonlet - Erythrodiplax minuscula profile Photos North America
The little blue dragonlet is found in the eastern U.S. from New Jersey to Texas.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Little Blue Dragonlet - Erythrodiplax minuscula profile Photos North America
The little blue dragonlet is found in near marshy ponds, pools, lakes and slow moving streams.
Source: Odonata Central -  University of Texas at Austin  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Little Scarlet - Crocothemis sanguinolenta profile Photos LEAST CONCERN Africa Asia
The little scarlet is found south of the Sahel (area between the Sahara Desert and the Sudanian Savanna). It is also known as the Slim Scarlet-darter and the Small Scarlet.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Mangrove Skimmer - Orthetrum poecilops Photos Vulnerable Africa
The mangrove skimmer is found in China, Hong Kong, and Japan.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Marl Pennant - Macrodiplax balteata profile Photos North America South America
The marl pennant is found in the southern U.S., Mexico, Central America, the West Indies and Venezuela.
Source: Odonata Central -  University of Texas at Austin  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Marl Pennant - Macrodiplax balteata profile Photos North America South America
The marl pennant is found at brackish ponds and lakes.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Martha's Pennant - Celithemis martha profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species
Martha's pennant is found in the Nova Scotia in Canada and in Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia. In New Hampshire, it is usually found south of the White Mountains.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Mexican Amberwing - Perithemis intensa profile Photos North America
The Mexican amberwing is found in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, south through much of Mexico.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Needham's Skimmer - Libellula needhami profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
Needham's skimmer is found along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. It is found along the New Hampshire coast, but it is rare.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Needham's Skimmer - Libellula needhami profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
Needham's skimmer is found near marshy ponds and lakes.
Source: Odonata Central -  University of Texas at Austin  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Neon Skimmer - Libellula croceipennis profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America South America
The neon skimmer is found in Arizona, California, Oklahoma, Texas in the U.S. It is also found in Mexico, Central America, and South America.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Neon Skimmer - Libellula croceipennis profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America South America
The neon skimmer gets its name from its bright red color.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Orange-winged Dropwing - Trithemis kirbyi Photos LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE
The Orange-winged dropwong is found from Africa to India and in parts of southern Europe.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Ornate Pennant - Celithemis ornata profile Photos North America
The ornate pennant is also known as the faded pennant. It is found from New Jersey south to Florida and west to Texas.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Painted Skimmer - Libellula semifasciata profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The painted skimmer is found in the eastern U.S. and Canada. In New Hampshire it is usually found south of the White Mountains.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Painted Skimmer - Libellula semifasciata profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The painted skimmer is found near marshy forest seepages, ponds and slow streams.
Source: Odonata Central -  University of Texas at Austin  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Painted Skimmer - Libellula semifasciata profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The painted skimmer is 1.8 to 1.9 inches in length.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Pied Skimmer - Pseudothemis zonata Photos LEAST CONCERN ASIA
The pied skimmer is found in China, Hong Kong, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Pin-tailed Pondhawk - Erythemis plebeja profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America South America
The pin-tailed pondhawk is found in South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Texas and Florida.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Pin-tailed Pondhawk - Erythemis plebeja profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America South America
The pin-tailed pondhawk is found near ponds, lakes, ditches, and slow areas of rivers and streams.
Source: Odonata Central -  University of Texas at Austin  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Principe Dropwing - Trithemis nigra Photos Critically Endangered Africa
The Principe dropwing is found in Sao Tomé and Principe .
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Purple Skimmer - Libellula jesseana profile Photos Vulnerable North America
The purple skimmer is found in Florida.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Purple Skimmer - Libellula jesseana Photos Vulnerable North America
The purple skimmer is found near Sandy-bottomed lakes with little vegetation
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Red-faced Dragonlet - Erythrodiplax fusca profile Photos North America South America
The red-faced dragonlet is found South Texas and Mexico south to Argentina.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Red Chaser - Libellula pontica profile Photos Near Threatened Asia
The red chaser is found in Turkey, Armenia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Kyrgyzstan. 
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Red-faced Dragonlet - Erythrodiplax fusca profile Photos North America South America
The pin-tailed pondhawk is found near marshy swamps, pools, lakes and streams with moderate currents.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Red-veined Darter - Sympetrum fonscolombii profile Photos LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE
The red-veined darter is found in Africa and southern Europe east to the Middle East and Central Asia, including India.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Red-veined Dropwing - Trithemis arteriosa profile Photos LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE
The red-viened dropwing is found in Africa, southern Europe, and the Arabian Peninsula.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Red-veined Meadowhawk - Sympetrum madidum profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America
The red-veined meadowhawk is found in California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, amd Wyoming. It is also found in Canada.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Red Saddlebags - Tramea onusta profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America South America
The red saddlebags is found in the southern and southwestern U.S. It is also found in Mexico, the West Indies, and Central America south to Venezuela.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Rhyothemis fuliginosa Photos LEAST CONCERN Asia
Rhyothemis fuliginosa is found in China and Japan.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Roseate Skimmer - Orthemis ferruginea profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America South America
The roseate skimmer is found near ponds and quiet water. Males are have a  lavender pink abdomen, feamles are yellow-to-golden brown.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Roseate Skimmer - Orthemis ferruginea profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America South America
The roseate skimmer is found across much of the southern U.S. as well as in Mexico, Central America, the West Indies and into Chile in South America.
Source: Odonata Central -  University of Texas at Austin  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Ruddy Darter- Sympetrum sanguineum Photos Video LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE
The ruddy darter is found in Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Saffron-winged Meadowhawk - Sympetrum costiferum profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The saffron-winged meadowhawk is found in the northern U.S. and Canada. It is found across New Hampshire in the fall.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Saffron-winged Meadowhawk - Sympetrum costiferum profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The saffron-winged meadowhawk is found near ponds and lakes and sometimes bogs.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Seaside Dragonlet - Erythrodiplax berenice profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The seaside dragonlet is found along the eastern coast of North America from southern Canada to the Gulf coast of Texas.. It is also found in the West Indies, along the west coast of Mexico, and along some saline lakes in the southwestern U.S. In New Hampshire, it is found along the coast.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Seaside Dragonlet - Erythrodiplax berenice profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The seaside dragonlet is found near salt marshes, estuaries, bays, and inland lakes with high salinity.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Slaty Skimmer - Libellula incesta profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The slaty skimmer is found across the eastern U.S. and southeastern Canada. It is found across New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Slaty Skimmer - Libellula incesta profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The slaty skimmer is usually found at marshy ponds, lakes and slow flowing forest streams with mucky bottoms.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Slaty Skimmer - Libellula incesta profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The slaty skimmer is around 2 inches in length.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Slender Skimmer - Orthetrum sabina profile Photos LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA Australia
The slender skimmer is found in much of Asia, Australia and surrounding islands, and in northern Africa.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Slough Amberwing - Perithemis domitia profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America South America
The slough amberwing is found in Mexico and Central and South America. In the U.S., it is found in Arizona and Texas.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Small Skimmer - Orthetrum taeniolatum Photos LEAST CONCERN Africa Europe
The small skimmer is found from eastern Europe and Arabia to China.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Small Whiteface - Leucorrhinia dubia profile Photos LEAST CONCERN ASIA Europe
The small whiteface is found in northern Europe and northwestern Asia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Spangled Skimmer - Libellula cyanea profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species
The spangled skimmer is found in the eastern half of the U.S. from Maine to Texas. It is found across New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Spangled Skimmer - Libellula cyanea profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species
The spangled skimmer is usually found near ponds, long-lasting puddles, lakes, and slow streams.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Spangled Skimmer - Libellula cyanea profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species
The spangled skimmer is around 1.5-1.9 inches in length.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Spot-tailed Dasher - Micrathyria aequalis profile Photos North America South America
The spot-tailed dasher is found in southern Florida and Texas and the the West Indies and Central America south to Ecuador.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Spot-tailed Dasher - Micrathyria aequalis profile Photos North America South America
The spot-tailed dasher is found in near still or slow-moving water with emergent vegetation.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Spot-winged Glider - Pantala hymenaea profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The spot-winged glider is found in much of the U.S. and southern Canada. It is also foun in Mexcio and Central and South America.It is found in New Hampshire south of the White Mountains.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Spot-winged Glider - Pantala hymenaea profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The spot-winged glider is found near open, temporary and artificial ponds and pools, including brackish waters.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Straw-colored Sylph - Macrothemis inacuta profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America South America
In the U.S., the straw-colored sylph is found in Texas and Arizona. It is also found in Argentina , Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico , and Venezuela.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Striped Saddlebags - Tramea calverti profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America South America
The striped saddlebags is found Mexico, Central America, in the lowlands of South America, and in the West Indies. It is also found in southern Texas and southern Florida.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Striped Saddlebags - Tramea calverti profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America South America
The striped saddlebags breeds in shallow, open, well-vegetated ponds and pools.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Sympetrum eroticum Photos LEAST CONCERN ASIA
Sympetrum eroticum is found in China, Japan, North and South Korea, Russia, and Taiwan.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Thalassothemis marchali Photos   Endangered Africa
Thalassothemis marchali is found in the island nation of Mauritius.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Thornbush Dasher - Micrathyria hagenii profile Photos North America
The thornbush dasher is found in southwest Texas.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Twelve-Spotted Skimmer - Libellula pulchella profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The twelve-spotted skimmer is found across the 48 contiguous states as well as in southern Canada and northern Mexico. It is found across New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Twelve-Spotted Skimmer - Libellula pulchella profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The twelve-spotted skimmer is 1.9-2.3 inches in length.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Twelve-Spotted Skimmer - Libellula pulchella profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The twelve-spotted skimmer gets its name from the brown to black spots on its wings.
Source: Arkive  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Twelve-Spotted Skimmer - Libellula pulchella profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The twelve-spotted skimmer is usually found near ponds, marshy-bordered lakes, bogs, and slow streams.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Variegated Meadowhawk - Sympetrum corruptum profile Photos North America
The variegated meadowhawk is primarily found in the western U.S. It is also found in southern Canada, Mexico and Central America.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Variegated Meadowhawk - Sympetrum corruptum profile Photos North America
The variegated meadowhawk is found near ponds and slow streams.
Source: Odonata Central -  University of Texas at Austin  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Violet Dropwing - Trithemis annulata profile Photos LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA EUROPE
The violet dropwing is found across Africa and the middle East as well as the Mediterranean countries.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Wandering Glider - Pantala flavescens profile Photos LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA Australia North America South America New Hampshire Species
The wandering glider is found across the U.S., including in Hawaii. It is also found in southestern Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Bahamas, the West Indie, Asia, and Australia. The wandering glider is found across New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Wandering Glider - Pantala flavescens profile Photos LEAST CONCERN Africa ASIA Australia North America South America New Hampshire Species
The wandering glider is found near permanent and temporary ponds, pools, and other water bodies, including brackish ones.
Source: Odonata Central -  University of Texas at Austin  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Wandering Percher - Diplacodes bipunctata profile Photos LEAST CONCERN ASIA Australia
The wandering percher is found in Australia, Fiji, Guam, Indonesia, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Western Pondhawk - Erythemis collocata profile Photos North America
The western pondhawk is found in the western U.S. and Mexico.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

White Corporal - Ladona exusta profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The white corporal is found in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. In New Hampshire, it is usually found south of the White Mountains in the spring.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

White-faced Meadowhawk - Sympetrum obtrusum profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The white-faced meadowhawk is found across most of Canada and across much of the U.S., except for in the South. It is found in New Hampshire in the fall.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Widow Skimmer - Libellula luctuosa profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species
The widow skimmer is found across most of the U.S., except for the  Rocky Mountain region. It is also found in Canada and Mexico. The widow skimmer is found across New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Widow Skimmer - Libellula luctuosa profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species
The widow skimmer is around 1.5-1.9 inches in length.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Widow Skimmer - Libellula luctuosa profile Photos LEAST CONCERN North America New Hampshire Species
The widow skimmer is found around still bodies of water like marshy ponds and lakes.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Yellow-sided Skimmer - Libellula flavida profile Photos North America
The yellow-sided skimmer is found in the eastern U.S. from New York to Florida and Texas.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Yellow-sided Skimmer - Libellula flavida profile Photos North America
The yellow-sided skimmer is usually found at marshy ponds, lakes, and slow flowing streams.
Source: Odonata Central - University of Texas at Austin  Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School