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CHECKLIST OF DAMSELFLIES & DRAGONFLIES (Odonata) KNOWN OR LIKELY TO OCCUR IN ILLINOIS
Compiled by Warren U. Brigham
Illinois Natural History Survey

Note that species which appear in boldface are known to occur in Illinois. Species in normal typeface are considered likely to occur.

 

ZYGOPTERA - Damselflies

  • CALOPTERYGIDAE - Blackwings and Ruby Spots

    • Calopteryx aequabilis Say, 1839 - Blackwing
    • Calopteryx maculata (Beauvais, 1805)
    • Heterina americana (Fabricius, 1798) - Ruby Spot
    • Heterina titia (Drury, 1773)
  • COENAGRIONIDAE

    • Amphiagrion n. sp.
    • Anomalagrion hastatum (Say, 1839)
    • Argia apicalis (Say, 1839)
    • Argia fumipennis violacea (Hagen, 1861) - Smoky-winged Argia
    • Argia moesta (Hagen, 1861)
    • Argia sedula (Hagen, 1861)
    • Argia tibialis (Rambur, 1842)
    • Argia translata Hagen, 1865
    • Enallagma antennatum (Say, 1839)
    • Enallagma aspersum (Hagen, 1861)
    • Enallagma basidens Calvert, 1902
    • Enallagma carunculatum Morse, 1895
    • Enallagma civile (Hagen, 1861)
    • Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
    • Enallagma divagans Selys, 1876
    • Enallagma ebrium (Hagen, 1861)
    • Enallagma exsulans (Hagen, 1861)
    • Enallagma geminatum Kellicott, 1895
    • Enallagma hageni (Walsh, 1863)
    • Enallagma signatum (Hagen, 1861)
    • Enallagma traviatum Selys, 1876
    • Enallagma vesperum Calvert, 1919
    • Ischnura posita (Hagen, 1861)
    • Ischnura verticalis (Say, 1839)
    • Nehalennia irene Hagen, 1861
  • LESTIDAE

    • Archilestes grandis (Rambur, 1842)
    • Lestes congener Hagen, 1861
    • Lestes disjunctus Selys, 1862
    • Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
    • Lestes eurinus Say, 1839
    • Lestes forcipata Rambur, 1842
    • Lestes inaequalis Walsh, 1862
    • Lestes rectangularis Say, 1839
    • Lestes unguiculatus Hagen, 1861
    • Lestes vigilax Hagen, 1862

ANISOPTERA - Dragonflies

  • PETALURIDAE - Graybacks

    • Tachopteryx thoreyi (Hagen, 1857) - Eastern Grayback

       

  • CORDULEGASTERIDAE - Spiketails

    • Cordulegaster diastatops (Selys, 1854)
    • Cordulegaster obliquus (Say, 1839)
  • GOMPHIDAE - Clubtails

    • Dromogomphus spinosus (Selys, 1854)
    • Gomphus amnicola Walsh, 1862
    • Gomphus cornutus Tough, 1900
    • Gomphus exilis Selys, 1854
    • Gomphus externus Hagen, 1858
    • Gomphus fraternus (Say, 1839)
    • Gomphus furcifer Hagen, 1878
    • Gomphus graslinellus Walsh, 1862
    • Gomphus lentulus Needham, 1912
    • Gomphus notatus Rambur, 1842
    • Gomphus plagiatus Selys, 1854
    • Gomphus quadricolor Walsh, 1862
    • Gomphus spicatus Hagen, 1854
    • Gomphus spiniceps (Walsh, 1862)
    • Gomphus submedianus Williamson, 1914
    • Gomphus vastus Walsh, 1862
    • Gomphus ventricosus Walsh, 1863
    • Hagenius brevistylus Selys, 1854 - Black Dragon
    • Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis (Walsh, 1862)
    • Progomphus obscurus (Rambur, 1842)
  • AESHNIDAE - Darners

    • Aeshna canadensis Walker, 1908
    • Aeshna clypsydra Say, 1839 - Timekeeper
    • Aeshna constricta Say, 1839
    • Aeshna umbrosa Walker, 1908
    • Aeshna verticalis (Hagen, 1861)
    • Anax junius (Drury, 1773) - Green Darner
    • Anax longipes Hagen, 1861
    • Basiaeshna janata (Say, 1839)
    • Boyeria vinosa (Say, 1839)
    • Epiaeshna heros (Fabricius, 1798) - Swamp Darner
    • Nasiaeshna pentacantha (Rambur, 1842) - Blue-nosed Darner
  • CORDULIIDAE - Skimmers

    • Epitheca costalis (Selys)
    • Epitheca cynosura (Say, 1839)
    • Epitheca princeps Hagen, 1861
    • Epitheca spinigera (Selys, 1871)
    • Neurocordulia molesta (Walsh, 1863)
    • Neurocordulia obsoleta (Say, 1839)
    • Neurocordulia xanthosoma (Williamson, 1908)
    • Somatochlora linearis (Hagen, 1861)
    • Somatochlora tenebrosa (Say, 1839)
  • MACROMIIDAE - Belted Skimmers

    • Didymops transversa (Say, 1839)
    • Macromia georgina (Selys)
    • Macromia illinoiensis Walsh, 1862
    • Macromia pacifica Hagen, 1861
    • Macromia taeniolata Rambur, 1842
  • LIBELLULIDAE - Common Skimmers

    • Celithemis elisa (Hagen, 1861)
    • Celithemis eponina (Drury, 1773)
    • Celithemis monomelaena Williamson, 1911
    • Celithemis verna Pritchard, 1935
    • Erythemis simplicicollis (Say, 1839) - Green Jacket
    • Erythrodiplax connata minuscula (Rambur, 1842)
    • Ladonna julia (Uhler, 1857)
    • Leucorrhinia intacta (Hagen, 1861) - Johnny Whiteface
    • Libellula cyanea Fabricius, 1775
    • Libellula incesta Hagen, 1861
    • Libellula luctuosa Burmeister, 1839 - Widow
    • Libellula pulchella Drury, 1773 - Ten-spot
    • Libellula semifasciata Burmeister, 1839 - Painted Skimmer
    • Libellula vibrans Fabricius, 1793
    • Pachydiplax longipennis (Burmeister, 1839) - Blue Pirate
    • Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) - Globeskimmer
    • Pantala hymenaea (Say, 1839)
    • Perithemis tenera (Say, 1839) - Amberwing
    • Plathemis lydia (Drury, 1773) - Whitetail
    • Sympetrum ambiguum (Rambur, 1842)
    • Sympetrum corruptum (Hagen, 1861)
    • Sympetrum costiferum (Hagen, 1861)
    • Sympetrum internum Montgomery, 1943
    • Sympetrum obtrusum (Hagen, 1867)
    • Sympetrum rubicundulum (Say, 1839)
    • Sympetrum semicinctum (Say, 1839)
    • Sympetrum vicinum (Hagen, 1861)
    • Tramea carolina (Linnaeus, 1763)
    • Tramea lacerata Hagen, 1861
    • Tramea onusta Hagen, 1861

Last update: 1 August 1996

 

 

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