Native Indiana Dragonflies and Damselflies

Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) of Indiana:
(This list is broken down into families, whether they are dragonfly or damselfly and finally, the common and scientific species names underneath each family name.)


Calopterygidae: —-Damselflies—-

River Jewelwing (Calopteryx aequabilis)
Appalachian Jewelwing (Calopteryx angustipennis)
Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)
American Rubyspot (Hetaerina americana)
Smoky Rubyspot (Hetaerina titia)

Lestidae: —-Damselflies—-

Spotted Spreadwing (Lestes congener)
Common Spreadwing (Lestes disjunctus)
Emerald Spreadwing (Lestes dryas)
Amber-winged Spreadwing (Lestes eurinus)
Sweetflag Spreadwing (Lestes forcipatus)
Elegant Spreadwing (Lestes inaequalis)
Slender Spreadwing (Lestes rectangularis)
Lyre-tipped Spreadwing (Lestes unguiculatus)
Swamp Spreadwing (Lestes vigilax)

Coenagrionidae: —-Damselflies—-

Eastern Red Damsel (Amphiagrion saucium)
Blue-fronted Dancer (Argia apicalis)
Variable Dancer (Argia fumipennis)
Powdered Dancer (Argia moesta)
Blue-ringed Dancer (Argia sedula)
Blue-tipped Dancer (Argia tibialis)
Dusky Dancer (Argia translata)
Aurora Damsel (Chromagrion conditum)
Rainbow Bluet (Enallagma antennatum)
Azure Bluet (Enallagma aspersum)
Tule Bluet (Enallagma carunculatum)
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Northern Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum)
Turquoise Bluet (Enallagma divagans)
Marsh Bluet (Enallagma ebrium)
Stream Bluet (Enallagma exsulans)
Skimming Bluet (Enallagma geminatum)
Hagen’s Bluet (Enallagma hageni)
Florida Bluet (Enallagma pollutum)
Orange Bluet (Enallagma signatum)
Slender Bluet (Enallagma traviatum)
Vesper Bluet (Enallagma vesperum)
Citrine Forktail (Ischnura hastata)
Lilypad Forktail (Ischnura kellicotti)
Fragile Forktail (Ischnura posita)
Furtive Forktail (Ischnura prognata)
Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis)
Sphagnum Sprite (Nehalennia gracilis)
Sedge Sprite (Nehalennia irene)

Petaluridae: —-Dragonflies—-
It looks as if there is only one but, there are eleven different sub-species in this group.

Gray Petaltail (Tachopteryx thoreyi)

Aeshnidae: —-Dragonflies—-

Canada Darner (Aeshna canadensis)
Mottled Darner (Aeshna clepsydra)
Lance-tipped Darner (Aeshna constricta)
Spatterdock Darner (Aeshna mutata)
Black-tipped Darner (Aeshna tuberculifera)
Shadow Darner (Aeshna umbrosa)
Green-striped Darner (Aeshna verticalis)
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Comet Darner (Anax longipes)
Springtime Darner (Basiaeschna janata)
Fawn Darner (Boyeria vinosa)
Swamp Darner (Epiaeschna heros)
Cyrano Darner (Nasiaeschna pentacantha)

Gomphidae: —-Dragonflies—-

Two-striped Forceptail (Aphylla williamsoni)
Horned Clubtail (Arigomphus cornutus)
Lilypad Clubtail (Arigomphus furcifer)
Stillwater Clubtail (Arigomphus lentulus)
Jade Clubtail (Arigomphus submedianus)
Unicorn Clubtail (Arigomphus villosipes)
Black-shouldered Spinyleg (Dromogomphus spinosus)
Flag-tailed Spinyleg (Dromogomphus spoliatus)
Eastern Ringtail (Erpetogomphus designatus)
Handsome Clubtail (Gomphus crassus)
Blackwater Clubtail (Gomphus dilatatus)
Plains Clubtail (Gomphus externus)
Midland Clubtail (Gomphus fraternus)
Cocoa Clubtail (Gomphus hybridus)
Splendid Clubtail (Gomphus lineatifrons)
Cobra Clubtail (Gomphus vastus)
Skillet Clubtail (Gomphus ventricosus)
Lancet Clubtail (Gomphus exilis)
Pronghorn Clubtail (Gomphus graslinellus)
Ashy Clubtail (Gomphus lividus)
Rapids Clubtail (Gomphus quadricolor)
Dusky Clubtail (Gomphus spicatus)
Green-faced Clubtail (Gomphus viridifrons)
Dragonhunter (Hagenius brevistylus)
Rusty Snaketail (Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis)
Common Sanddragon (Progomphus obscurus)
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)

Cordulegastridae: —-Dragonflies—-

Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata)
Delta-spotted Spiketail (Cordulegaster diastatops)
Tiger Spiketail (Cordulegaster erronea)
Twin-spotted Spiketail (Cordulegaster maculata)
Arrowhead Spiketail (Cordulegaster obliqua)

Corduliidae: —-Dragonflies—-

Stream Cruiser (Didymops transversa)
Illinois River Cruiser (Macromia illinoiensis)
Gilded River Cruiser (Macromia pacifica)
Royal River Cruiser (Macromia taeniolata)
Wabash River Cruiser (Macromia wabashensis)
Racket-tailed Emerald (Dorocordulia libera)
Prince Baskettail (Epitheca princeps)
Beaverpond Baskettail (Epitheca canis)
Common Baskettail (Epitheca cynosura)
Spiny Baskettail (Epitheca spinigera)
Smoky Shadowdragon (Neurocordulia molesta)
Stygian Shadowdragon (Neurocordulia yamaskanensis)
Plains Emerald (Somatochlora ensigera)
Hine’s Emerald (Somatochlora hineana)
Mocha Emerald (Somatochlora linearis)
Clamp-tipped Emerald (Somatochlora tenebrosa)

Libellulidae: —-Dragonflies—-

Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa)
Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina)
Banded Pennant (Celithemis fasciata)
Faded Pennant (Celithemis ornata)
Double-ringed Pennant (Celithemis verna)
Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)
Little Blue Dragonlet (Erythrodiplax minuscula)
Frosted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia frigida)
Dot-tailed Whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta)
Spangled Skimmer (Libellula cyanea)
Blue Corporal (Libellula deplanata)
White Corporal (Libellula exusta)
Slaty Skimmer (Libellula incesta)
Chalk-fronted Corporal (Libellula julia)
Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Common Whitetail (Libellula lydia)
Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)
Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata)
Painted Skimmer (Libellula semifasciata)
Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans)
Elfin Skimmer (Nannothemis bella)
Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)
Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)
Spot-winged Glider (Pantala hymenaea)
Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera)
Blue-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum ambiguum)
Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Saffron-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum costiferum)
Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum)
White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)
Ruby Meadowhawk (Sympetrum rubicundulum)
Band-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum semicinctum)
Yellow-legged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Carolina Saddlebags (Tramea carolina)
Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)
Red-mantled Saddlebags (Tramea onusta)

(This information is from:

(This information was collected by: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center)

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