California Dragonflies and Damselflies

Last update:  June 27, 2017

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Coenagrionidae - Pond Damsels
Tule Bluet
     Enallagma carunculatum
Unidentified Bluets
     Enallagma species
Pacific Forktail
     Ischnura cervula
Western Forktail
     Ischnura perparva
Black-fronted Forktail
     Ischnura denticollis
San Francisco Forktail
     Ischnura gemina
Western Red Damsel
     Amphiagrion abbreviatum
Exclamation Damsel
     Zoniagrion exclamationis
Desert Firetail
     Telebasis salva
Blue-ringed Dancer
     Argia sedula
Vivid Dancer
     Argia vivida
Emma's Dancer
     Argia emma
Lestidae - Spreadwings
Great Spreadwing
     Archilestes grandis
California Spreadwing
     Archilestes californicus
Northern Spreadwing
     Lestes disjunctus
Black Spreadwing
     Lestes stultus
Petaluridae - Petaltails
Black Petaltail
     Tanypteryx hageni
Aeshnidae - Darners
California Darner
     Rhionaeschna californica
Blue-eyed Darner
     Rhionaeschna multicolor
Shadow Darner
     Aeshna umbrosa
Macromiidae - Cruisers
Western River Cruiser
     Macromia magnifica
Corduliidae - Emeralds
Beaverpond Baskettail
     Epitheca canis
Libellulidae - Skimmers
Cardinal Meadowhawk
     Sympetrum illotum
Red-veined Meadowhawk
     Sympetrum madidum
Striped Meadowhawk
     Sympetrum pallipes
Band-winged Meadowhawk
     Sympetrum semicinctum
Variegated Meadowhawk
     Sympetrum corruptum
Western Pondhawk
     Erythemis collocata
Blue Dasher
     Pachydiplax longipennis
Common Whitetail
     Plathemis lydia
Eight-spotted Skimmer
     Libellula forensis
Twelve-spotted Skimmer
     Libellula pulchella
Hoary Skimmer
     Libellula nodisticta
Widow Skimmer
     Libellula luctuosa
Four-spotted Skimmer
     Libellula quadrimaculata
Flame Skimmer
     Libellula saturata
Red Saddlebags
     Tramea onusta
Black Saddlebags
     Tramea lacerata
Wandering Glider
     Pantala flavescens



Alan Wight
Sonoma County, California
Email:  shwand@sonic.net