List of Canadian dragonflies

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This is a list of dragonflies (Odonata) of Canada.

Lake darner (Aeshna eremita)

Family Aeshnidae, darners[edit]

Canada darner (Aeshna canadensis)
Green darner (Anax junius)

Genus Aeshna[edit]

Genus Anax[edit]

Genus Basiaeschna[edit]

Genus Boyeria[edit]

Genus Epiaeschna[edit]

Genus Gomphaeschna[edit]

Genus Nasiaeschna[edit]

Genus Rhionaeschna[edit]

Family Gomphidae, clubtails[edit]

Dragonhunter (Hagenius brevistylus)
Lancet clubtail (Phanogomphus exilis)

Genus Hagenius[edit]

Genus Hylogomphus[edit]

  • Hylogomphus adelphus, mustached clubtail
  • Hylogomphus viridifrons, green-faced clubtail

Genus Gomphurus[edit]

  • Gomphurus externus, plains clubtail
  • Gomphurus fraternus, midland clubtail
  • Gomphurus lineatifrons, splendid clubtail
  • Gomphurus vastus, cobra clubtail
  • Gomphurus ventricosus, skillet clubtail

Genus Stylurus[edit]

Genus Dromogomphus[edit]

Genus Arigomphus[edit]

Horned clubtail (Arigomphus cornutus)

Genus Phanogomphus[edit]

Genus Progomphus[edit]

Genus Ophiogomphus[edit]

Genus Stylogomphus[edit]

Genus Lanthus[edit]

Genus Octogomphus[edit]

Family Cordulegastridae, spiketails[edit]

Pacific spiketail (Cordulegaster dorsalis)

Genus Cordulegaster[edit]

Family Corduliidae, emeralds[edit]

Genus Cordulia[edit]

Genus Dorocordulia[edit]

Racket-tailed emerald (Dorocordulia libera)

Genus Helocordulia[edit]

Genus Williamsonia[edit]

Genus Epitheca[edit]

Genus Somatochlora[edit]

Genus Neurocordulia[edit]

Family Libellulidae, skimmers, chasers[edit]

Common pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)
White-faced meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)

Genus Libellula[edit]

Genus Sympetrum[edit]

Genus Nannothemis[edit]

  • Nannothemis bella, elfin skimmer

Genus Pachydiplax[edit]

Genus Erythemis[edit]

Genus Pantala[edit]

Genus Leucorrhinia[edit]

Belted whiteface (Leucorrhinia proxima)

Genus Celithemis[edit]

Genus Perithemis[edit]

Genus Tramea[edit]

Red-mantled saddlebags (Tramea onusta)

Family Macromiidae, cruisers[edit]

Illinois river cruiser (Macromia illinoiensis)

Genus Didymops[edit]

Genus Macromia[edit]

Family Petaluridae, petaltails[edit]

Genus Tanypteryx[edit]


  • Dunkle, S.W. (2000) Dragonflies through Binoculars: A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North America. New York:Oxford University Press.
  • Mead, Kurt. (2009) Dragonflies of the North Woods, Second Edition. Duluth, MN:Kollath+Stensaas Publ.

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