Every dragonfly and damselfly counts — from the common to the rare. Even if you lack experience with these insects, you can contribute to the Vermont Damselfly and Dragonfly Atlas. Report your sightings to either iNaturalist Vermont or Odonata Central.


Often a photograph is all you need to submit a valuable dragonfly record. Here are some tips on how to provide us with the best evidence.

Lake Darner / © K.P. McFarland

Lake Darner / © K.P. McFarland

Identifying the Odonates

Some species can be tricky and require magnification. But with a bit of practice and patience, you can learn to identify many of Vermont’s species. Here are a few great field guides to help you: