Species List – Dragonflies

For my identifications, I used the excellent book Dragonflies of Texas: A Field Guide, by John C. Abbott.  I may not have identified everything correctly, but I would never have been able to figure them out at all, without this book!

All pictures were taken by me, here on the farm.  Unless otherwise noted, these are seen commonly here.  You can click on the thumbnails to see a larger picture.

Species Sighting notes Latin name  Family
1 Common Green Darner Anax junius darners
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Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

2 Swamp Darner Epiaeschna heros darners
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swamp darner

Swamp Darner

3 Ashy Clubtail Possibly Oklahoma clubtail.  Seen once. Gomphus lividus clubtails
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clubtail

Ashy Clubtail.

4 Russet-tipped Clubtail  Seen rarely. Stylurus plagiatus clubtails
4  russet tipped
5 Mantled Baskettail Epitheca semiaquea emeralds
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mantled baskettail

Mantled Baskettail.

6 Four-spotted Pennant Brachymesia gravida skimmers, tropical pennants
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four spotted pennant

Four Spotted Pennant

7 Halloween Pennant Celithemis eponina skimmers, small pennants
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halloween pennant 2

Halloween Pennant

8 Banded Pennant Celithemis fasciata skimmers, small pennants
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banded pennant

Banded Pennant

9 Eastern Pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis skimmers, pondhawks
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juvenile male

Eastern Pondhawk, juvenile male

10 Blue Corporal Ladona deplanata skimmers, corporals
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male

Blue Corporal, male

juvenile male

Blue Corporal, juvenile male

11 Golden-winged Skimmer Libellula auripennis skimmers, king skimmers
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Golden-winged Skimmer, Libellula auripennis.

Golden-winged Skimmer

12 Slaty Skimmer Libellula incesta skimmers, king skimmers
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Slaty Skimmer, male

Slaty Skimmer, male

slaty female

Slaty Skimmer, female

13 Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa skimmers, king skimmers
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Widow Skimmer male

Widow Skimmer male

Widow Skimmer, female

Widow Skimmer, female

14 Roseate Skimmer Orthemis ferruginea skimmers, tropical king skimmers
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roseate skimmer

Roseate Skimmer

15 Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis skimmers, blue dasher
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blue dasher

Blue Dasher

16 Eastern Amberwing Perithemis tenera skimmers, amberwings
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male

Eastern Amberwing, male

female

Eastern Amberwing, female

17 Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia skimmers, whitetails
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male

Common Whitetail, male

juvenile male

Common Whitetail, juvenile male

female

Common Whitetail, female

18 Red Saddlebags Tramea onusta skimmers, saddlebags
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red saddebags

Red Saddlebags

19 Black Saddlebags  Seen often, but hard to photograph! Tramea lacerata skimmers, saddlebags
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