Species profiles present essential details about Vermont damselflies and dragonflies: when they fly, the habitats they prefer, and maps to where you might find them.

new-general-ode-atlas-map-calop-aequThe table below links to profiles of 46 damselfly (Zygoptera) species and 104 dragonfly (Anisoptera) species. The list includes four species reported in Vermont but lacking incontrovertible evidence (a photo or a specimen): Great Spreadwing (Archilestes grandis), Turquoise Bluet (Enallagma divagans), Gray Petaltail (Tachopteryx thoreyi), and White Corporal (Ladona exusta). Another, Common Sanddragon (Progomphus obscurus), was found on an island in the Connecticut River, virtually Vermont but legally part of New Hampshire.

Each profile begins with a short description of the species’ distribution and preferred habitat. We list Conservation Status, Flight Period (based on the first and last confirmed occurrences for the species in the state) and links to additional information. (A key to state conservation status codes can be found here.)

The Distribution Map for each species shows locations reported to Odonata Central. Blue dots refer to older, county-level occurrence data. Green dots indicate geo-referenced data. You can click on a map point to see attributes for any record.

Taxonomic OrderCommon NameScientific NameState StatusSGCN
1River JewelwingCalopteryx aequabilisS5
2Superb JewelwingCalopteryx amataS4
3Ebony JewelwingCalopteryx maculataS5
4American RubyspotHetaerina americanaS2S3SGCN
5Great SpreadwingArchilestes grandisSNA
6Spotted SpreadwingLestes congenerS5
7Northern SpreadwingLestes disjunctusS5
8Emerald SpreadwingLestes dryasS5
9Amber-winged SpreadwingLestes eurinusS4
10Sweetflag SpreadwingLestes forcipatusS4S5
11Elegant SpreadwingLestes inaequalisS4S5
12Slender SpreadwingLestes rectangularisS5
13Lyre-tipped SpreadwingLestes unguiculatusS3S4
14Swamp SpreadwingLestes vigilaxS5
15Eastern Red DamselAmphiagrion sauciumS5
16Blue-fronted DancerArgia apicalisS3SGCN
17Violet (Variable) DancerArgia fumipennis violaceaS5
18Powdered DancerArgia moestaS5
19Aurora DamselChromagrion conditumS5
20Subarctic BluetCoenagrion interrogatumSHSUSGCN
21Taiga BluetCoenagrion resolutumS4S5
22River BluetEnallagma annaSNR
23Rainbow BluetEnallagma antennatumS2S3SGCN
24Azure BluetEnallagma aspersumS4
24.1Double-striped BluetEnallagma basidensSNA
25Boreal BluetEnallagma borealeS4S5
26Tule BluetEnallagma carunculatumS5
27Familiar BluetEnallagma civileS4S5
28Northern BluetEnallagma annexumS3S4
29Turquoise BluetEnallagma divagansSNA
30Big BluetEnallagma durumS1
31Marsh BluetEnallagma ebriumS5
32Stream BluetEnallagma exsulansS5
33Skimming BluetEnallagma geminatumS5
34Hagen's BluetEnallagma hageniS5
35New England BluetEnallagma lateraleS1SGCN
36Orange BluetEnallagma signatumS5
37Slender bluetEnallagma traviatumS1S2SGCN
38Springtime BluetEnallagma vernaleS4SGCN
39Vesper BluetEnallagma vesperumS4
40Citrine ForktailIschnura hastataSNA
41Lilypad ForktailIschnura kellicottiS1S2SGCN
42Fragile ForktailIschnura positaS4S5
43Eastern ForktailIschnura verticalisS5
44Sphagnum SpriteNehalennia gracilisS3
45Sedge SpriteNehalennia ireneS5
46Gray PetaltailTachopteryx thoreyiSUSGCN
47Canada DarnerAeshna canadensisS5
48Mottled DarnerAeshna clepsydraS2S3SGCN
49Lance-tipped DarnerAeshna constrictaS5
50Lake DarnerAeshna eremitaS4S5
51Variable DarnerAeshna interruptaS5
52Zigzag DarnerAeshna sitchensisSUSGCN
53Subarctic DarnerAeshna subarcticaS1SGCN
54Black-tipped DarnerAeshna tuberculiferaS4
55Shadow DarnerAeshna umbrosaS5
56Green-striped DarnerAeshna verticalisS3S4SGCN
57Common Green DarnerAnax juniusS5
58Comet DarnerAnax longipesSUSGCN
59Springtime DarnerBasiaeschna janataS5
60Ocellated DarnerBoyeria grafianaS4
61Fawn DarnerBoyeria vinosaS5
62Swamp DarnerEpiaeschna herosSUSGCN
63Harlequin DarnerGomphaeschna furcillataS2S3SGCN
64Cyrano DarnerNasiaeschna pentacanthaS1SGCN
65Spatterdock DarnerRhionaeschna mutataS1SGCN
66Lilypad ClubtailArigomphus furciferS3S4
67Unicorn ClubtailArigomphus villosipesS3
68Black-shouldered SpinylegDromogomphus spinosusS4S5
69Spine-crowned ClubtailHylogomphus abbreviatusS1S2SGCN
70Mustached ClubtailHylogomphus adelphusS3
71Beaverpond ClubtailPhanogomphus borealisS4
72Harpoon ClubtailPhanogomphus descriptusS3
73Lancet ClubtailPhanogomphus exilisS4S5
74Dusky ClubtailPhanogomphus spicatusS5
75Ashy ClubtailPhanogomphus lividusS2S3
76Rapids ClubtailPhanogomphus quadricolorS2SGCN
77Midland ClubtailGomphurus fraternusSNR
78Cobra ClubtailGomphurus vastusS1SGCN
79Skillet ClubtailGomphurus ventricosusS1SGCN
80DragonhunterHagenius brevistylusS3S4
81N. Pygmy ClubtailLanthus parvulusS4
82S. Pygmy ClubtailLanthus vernalisS3
83Brook SnaketailOphiogomphus aspersusS4SGCN
84Riffle SnaketailOphiogomphus carolusS4S5SGCN
85Maine SnaketailOphiogomphus mainensisS3SGCN
86Rusty SnaketailOphiogomphus rupinsulensisS3?SGCN
87Common SanddragonProgomphus obscurusSNA
88Eastern Least ClubtailStylogomphus albistylusS4
89Riverine clubtailStylurus amnicolaS1SGCN
90Zebra ClubtailStylurus scudderiS3S4SGCN
91Arrow ClubtailStylurus spinicepsS3S4
92Delta-spotted SpiketailCordulegaster diastatopsS5
92.1Tiger SpiketailCordulegaster erronea not ranked
93Twin-spotted SpiketailCordulegaster maculataS5
94Arrowhead SpiketailCordulegaster obliquaS1S2
95Stream CruiserDidymops transversaS5
96Swift (Illinois) River CruiserMacromia illinoiensisS4
97American EmeraldCordulia shurtleffiiS5
98Petite EmeraldDorocordulia lepidaS3SGCN
99Racket-tailed EmeraldDorocordulia liberaS5
100Beaverpond BaskettailEpitheca canisS5
101Common BaskettailEpitheca cynosuraS5
102Prince BaskettailEpitheca princepsS5
103Spiny BaskettailEpitheca spinigeraS4
104Uhler's SundragonHelocordulia uhleriS3S4
105Stygian ShadowdragonNeurocordulia yamaskanensisS3SGCN
106Ringed EmeraldSomatochlora albicinctaS1SGCN
107Lake EmeraldSomatochlora cingulataS1S2SGCN
108Ski-tipped EmeraldSomatochlora elongataS3SGCN
109Forcipate EmeraldSomatochlora forcipataS2S3SGCN
110Delicate EmeraldSomatochlora frankliniS1S2SGCN
110.5Incurvate EmeraldSomatochlora incurvataSU
111Kennedy's EmeraldSomatochlora kennedyiS1S2SGCN
112Ocellated EmeraldSomatochlora minorS2
113Clamp-tipped EmeraldSomatochlora tenebrosaS3S4
114Brush-tipped EmeraldSomatochlora walshiiS4
115Williamson's EmeraldSomatochlora williamsoniS3S4
116Ebony BoghaunterWilliamsonia fletcheriS1S2SGCN
117Calico PennantCelithemis elisaS5
118Halloween PennantCelithemis eponinaS4
119Banded PennantCelithemis fasciataSNR
120Common (Eastern) PondhawkErythemis simplicicollisS5
121White CorporalLadona exustaSUSGCN
122Chalk-fronted CorporalLadona juliaS5
123Frosted WhitefaceLeucorrhinia frigidaS4S5
124Crimson-ringed WhitefaceLeucorrhinia glacialisS4
125Hudsonian WhitefaceLeucorrhinia hudsonicaS4S5
126Dot-tailed WhitefaceLeucorrhinia intactaS5
127Belted (Red-waisted) WhitefaceLeucorrhinia proximaS4S5
128Spangled SkimmerLibellula cyaneaS2
129Slaty SkimmerLibellula incestaS5
130Widow SkimmerLibellula luctuosaS5
131Twelve-spotted SkimmerLibellula pulchellaS5
132Four-spotted SkimmerLibellula quadrimaculataS5
133Painted SkimmerLibellula semifasciataSUSGCN
134Elfin SkimmerNannothemis bellaS3
135Blue DasherPachydiplax longipennisS5
136Wandering GliderPantala flavescensS3S4B
137Spot-winged GliderPantala hymenaeaS3S4B
138Eastern AmberwingPerithemis teneraS4S5
139Common WhitetailPlathemis lydiaS5
140Saffron-winged MeadowhawkSympetrum costiferumS3
141Black MeadowhawkSympetrum danaeS1S2SGCN
142Cherry-faced MeadowhawkSympetrum internumS5
143White-faced MeadowhawkSympetrum obtrusumS5
144Band-winged MeadowhawkSympetrum semicinctumS4S5
145Autumn MeadowhawkSympetrum vicinumS5
146Carolina SaddlebagsTramea carolinaSNA
147Black SaddlebagsTramea lacerataS4B