Complete List of Dragonflies and Damselflies at Fermilab

(Order Odonata)
Dragonflies Family Common name Systematic name State status % DMN sites
(Suborder Anisoptera)
Darners Lance-tipped darner Aeshna constricta S3 16%
(Aeshnidae} Shadow darner Aeshna umbrosa S4 12%
Common green darner Anax junius S5 83%
Comet darner Anax longipes S2 3%
Swamp darner Epiaeschna heros S4 12%
Cyrano darner Nasiaeschna pentacantha S4 3%
Clubtails Jade clubtail Arigomphus submedianus S4 17%
(Gomphidae) Unicorn clubtail Arigomphus villosipes S2 9%
Flag-tailed spineyleg Dromogomphus spoliatus S3 3%
Emerallds Common baskettail Epitheca cynosura S5 38%
(Corduliidae) Prince baskettail Epitheca princeps S5 30%
Skimmers Calico pennant Celithemis elisa S5 28%
(Libellulidae) Halloween pennant Celithemis eponina S5 42%
Common pondhawk Erythemis simplicicolis S5 69%
Dot-tailed whiteface Leucorrhinia intacta S3 24%
Widow skimmer Libellula luctuosa S5 74%
Twelve-spotted skimmer Libellula pulchella S5 75%
Blue dasher Pachydiplax longipennis S5 72%
Wandering glider Pantala flavescens S5 25%
Spot-winged glider Pantala hymenaea S5 7%
Eastern amberwing Perithemis tenera S5 61%
Common whitetail Plathemis lydia S5 72%
Saffron-winged meadowhawk Sympetrum costiferum S2 2%
White-face meadowhawk Sympetrum obtrusum S5 38%
Ruby meadowhawk Sympetrum rubicundulum S5 50%
Band-winged meadowhawk Sympetrum semicinctum S2.5 24%
Autumn meadowhawk Sympetrum vicinum S5 34%
Carolina saddlebags Tramea carolina S4 8%
Black saddlebags Tramea lacerata S5 67%
Red-mantled saddlebags Tramea onusta S5 12%
Dragonfly Total = 30
Damselflies Family Common name Systematic name State status % DMN sites
(Suborder Zygoptera)
Broadwings Ebony jewelwing Calopteryx maculata S5 35%
(Calopterygidae) American rubyspot Hetaerina americana S5 17%
Spreadwings Southern spreadwing Lestes australis S4 1%
(Lestidae) Spotted spreadwing Lestes congener S4 5%
Emerald spreadwing Lestes dryas S3 20%
Sweetflag spreadwing Lestes forcipatus S4 4%
Slender spreadwing Lestes rectangularis S5 39%
Lyre-tipped spreadwing Lestes unguiculatus S4 4%
Pond damsels Red damsel Amphiagrion abbreviatum S3 2%
(Coenagrionidae) Blue-fronted dancer Argia apicalis S5 25%
Violet dancer Argia fumipennis S5 17%
Powdered dancer Argia moesta S5 12%
Blue-ringed dancer Argia sedula S2 0%
Blue-tipped dancer Argia tibialis S5 4%
River bluet Enallagma anna S2 1%
Rainbow bluet Enallagma antennatum S3 4%
Azure bluet Enallagma aspersum S4 7%
Double-stripped bluet Enallagma basidens S5 7%
Familiar bluet Enallagma civile S5 54%
Stream bluet Enallagma exsulans S5 26%
Skimming bluet Enallagma geminatum S4 19%
Orange bluet Enallagma signatum S5 28%
Citrine forktail Ischnura hastata S5 2%
Fragile forktail Ischnura posita S5 28%
Eastern forktail Ischnura verticalis S5 76%
Sedge sprite Nehalennia irene S3 5%
Damselfly Total = 26
Total Species = 56

State Status: Based on Illinois State Museum Checklist, last updated February, 2009. Values are: S1, critically imperiled in state, S2, imperiled, S3, rare or uncommon, S4, apparently secure, S5, demonstrably secure.

% DMN Sites: % of monitored sites at which the species was reported by citizen scientists participating in the Dragonfly Monitoring Network of NE Illinois, 2008-2010.