Although this is the most extensive atlas of Vermont Odonata ever assembled, our work is never done. You can help.

The table below features dragonflies and damselflies for which we have little or no data, including the Distinguished Dozen — species of high conservation value that we’re targeting in the 2018 field season. Some of the dozen we suspect are flying in the state but have yet to be discovered. To help you keep track of what you find, we’ve published a new checklist to the 145 Vermont dragonfly and damselfly species. And as you find them, please report your sighting to us. Thanks!

Taxonomic OrderCommon NameScientific NameVerified RecordsDistinguished Dozen
1Great SpreadwingArchilestes grandisNone
2Subarctic BluetCoenagrion interrogatumFewYes
3River BluetEnallagma annaFewYes
4Double-striped BluetEnallagma basidensFew
5Turquoise BluetEnallagma divagansNone
6Big BluetEnallagma durumFew
7New England BluetEnallagma lateraleFewYes
8Slender BluetEnallagma traviatumFew
9Citrine ForktailIschnura hastataFew
10Gray PetaltailTachopteryx thoreyiNone
11Zigzag DarnerAeshna sitchensisFew
12Subarctic DarnerAeshna subarcticaFew
13Comet DarnerAnax longipesFew
14Cyrano DarnerNasiaeschna pentacanthaFewYes
15Skillet ClubtailGomphus ventricosusFew
16Midland ClubtailGomphus fraternusFew
17Cobra ClubtailGomphus vastusFew
18Pygmy SnaketailOphiogomphus howeiNoneYes
19Extra-striped SnaketailOphiogomphus anomalusNone
20Common SanddragonProgomphus obscurusNoneYes
21Riverine ClubtailStylurus amnicolaFew
22Arrow ClubtailStylurus spinicepsFew
22.1Tiger SpiketailCordulegaster erroneaOneYes
22.2Petite EmeraldDorocordulia lepidaFewYes
23Lake EmeraldSomatochlora albicinctaFew
24Incurvate EmeraldSomatochlora incurvataOneYes
25Ringed BoghaunterWilliamsonia lintneriNone
26Umber ShadowdragonNeurocordulia obsoletaNone
27Banded PennantCelithemis fasciataFew
28White CorporalLadona exustaNoneYes
29Painted SkimmerLibellula semifasciataFew
30Black MeadowhawkSympetrum danaeFewYes
31Ruby MeadowhawkSympetrum rubicundulumNoneYes
32Carolina SaddlebagsTramea carolinaFew