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 Boyeria[edit]

Genus Nasiaechna[edit]

  • Nasiaechna pentacantha, Cyrano Darner

Genus Gomphaeschna[edit]

Genus Epiaeschna[edit]

  • Epiaeschna heros, Swamp Darner

Genus Rhionaeschna[edit]

Genus Basiaeschna[edit]

Family Gomphidae, Clubtails[edit]

Dragonhunter (Hagenius brevistylus)
Lancet Clubtail (Gomphus exilis)

Genus Hagenius[edit]

Genus Gomphus[edit]

Genus Stylurus[edit]

Genus Dromogomphus[edit]

Genus Arigomphus[edit]

Horned Clubtail (Arigomphus cornutus)

Genus Progomphus[edit]

Genus Ophiogomphus[edit]

Genus Stylogomphus[edit]

Genus Lanthus[edit]

Genus Octogomphus[edit]

  • Octogomphus specularis, Grappletail

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]

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 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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