Dragonflies and Damselflies of Alabama

This guide is a reference for identifying all species dragonflies and damselflies reported from Alabama. If you have additions or corrections please send them to jpfriel@ua.edu.

Bar-winged Skimmer 2
Libellula axilena
Spangled Skimmer 3
Libellula cyanea
Yellow-sided Skimmer 4
Libellula flavida
Slaty Skimmer 5
Libellula incesta
Widow Skimmer 6
Libellula luctuosa
Needham's Skimmer 7
Libellula needhami
Twelve-spotted Skimmer 8
Libellula pulchella
Painted Skimmer 9
Libellula semifasciata
Great Blue Skimmer 10
Libellula vibrans
Amanda's Pennant 11
Celithemis amanda
Red-veined Pennant 12
Celithemis bertha
Calico Pennant 13
Celithemis elisa
Halloween Pennant 14
Celithemis eponina
Banded Pennant 12
Celithemis fasciata
Ornate Pennant 15
Celithemis ornata
Blue-faced Meadowhawk 12
Sympetrum ambiguum
Variegated Meadowhawk 18
Sympetrum corruptum
Band-winged Meadowhawk 20
Sympetrum semicinctum
Black Saddlebags 2
Tramea lacerata
Red Saddlebags 23
Tramea onusta
Eastern Pondhawk 24
Erythemis simplicicollis
Blue Corporal 12
Ladona deplanata
Blue Dasher 25
Pachydiplax longipennis
Eastern Amberwing 23
Perithemis tenera
Four-spotted Pennant 2
Brachymesia gravida
Roseate Skimmer 26
Orthemis ferruginea
Common Whitetail 27
Plathemis lydia

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