416 thumb Dragonflies & Damselflies of Southern California

77 species of Odonata have been recorded to date in Southern California (Counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura).

Small
American Rubyspot 1
Hetaerina americana
Small
California Spreadwing 2
Archilestes californicus
Small
Great Spreadwing 3
Archilestes grandis
Small
Emerald Spreadwing 4
Lestes dryas
Small
Black Spreadwing 3
Lestes stultus
Small
Spotted Spreadwing 4
Lestes congener
Small
Powdered Dancer 5
Argia moesta
Small
Sooty Dancer 6
Argia lugens
Small
Paiute Dancer 7
Argia alberta
Small
Blue-ringed Dancer 8
Argia sedula
Small
California Dancer 9
Argia agrioides
Small
Aztec Dancer 4
Argia nahuana
Small
Lavender Dancer 7
Argia hinei
Small
Vivid Dancer 10
Argia vivida
Small
Emma's Dancer 6
Argia emma
Small
Northern Bluet 4
Enallagma annexum
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Familiar Bluet 11
Enallagma civile
Small
Tule Bluet 12
Enallagma carunculatum
Small
Arroyo Bluet 4
Enallagma praevarum
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Double-striped Bluet 13
Enallagma basidens
Small
Exclamation Damsel 9
Zoniagrion exclamationis
Small
Western Forktail 14
Ischnura perparva
Small
Pacific Forktail 3
Ischnura cervula
Small
Black-fronted Forktail 4
Ischnura denticollis
Small
Rambur's Forktail 15
Ischnura ramburii
Small
Desert Forktail 7
Ischnura barberi
Small
Citrine Forktail 16
Ischnura hastata
Small
Desert Firetail 4
Telebasis salva
Small
Western Red Damsel 4
Amphiagrion abbreviatum
Small
Giant Darner 18
Anax walsinghami
Small
Blue-eyed Darner 4
Rhionaeschna multicolor
Small
California darner 19
Rhionaeschna californica
Small
Paddle-tailed Darner 20
Aeshna palmata
Small
Walker's Darner 20
Aeshna walkeri
Small
Turquoise-tipped Darner 21
Rhionaeschna psilus
Small
Grappletail 22
Octogomphus specularis
Small
Russet-tipped Clubtail 23
Stylurus plagiatus
Small
Brimstone Clubtail 4
Stylurus intricatus
Small
White-belted Ringtail 4
Erpetogomphus compositus
Small
Serpent Ringtail 7
Erpetogomphus lampropeltis
Small
Gray Sanddragon 4
Progomphus borealis
Small
Pacific Spiketail 3
Cordulegaster dorsalis
Small
Western River Cruiser 24
Macromia magnifica
Small
Four-spotted Skimmer 25
Libellula quadrimaculata
Small
Cardinal Meadowhawk 3
Sympetrum illotum
Small
Red-veined Meadowhawk 3
Sympetrum madidum
Small
Variegated Meadowhawk 26
Sympetrum corruptum
Small
Striped Meadowhawk 4
Sympetrum pallipes
Small
Autumn Meadowhawk 5
Sympetrum vicinum
Small
Mexican Amberwing 27
Perithemis intensa
Small
Red-tailed Pennant 5
Brachymesia furcata
Small
Roseate Skimmer 28
Orthemis ferruginea
Small
Blue Dasher 5
Pachydiplax longipennis
Small
Great Pondhawk 29
Erythemis vesiculosa
Small
Western Pondhawk 20
Erythemis collocata
Small
Plateau Dragonlet 7
Erythrodiplax basifusca
Small
Eight-spotted Skimmer 9
Libellula forensis
Small
Twelve-spotted Skimmer 30
Libellula pulchella
Small
Hoary Skimmer 7
Libellula nodisticta
Small
Widow Skimmer 31
Libellula luctuosa
Small
Common Whitetail 32
Plathemis lydia
Small
Desert Whitetail 7
Plathemis subornata
Small
Comanche Skimmer 4
Libellula comanche
Small
Bleached Skimmer 7
Libellula composita
Small
Flame Skimmer 33
Libellula saturata
Small
Neon Skimmer 15
Libellula croceipennis
Small
Red Rock Skimmer 7
Paltothemis lineatipes
Small
Pale-faced Clubskimmer 7
Brechmorhoga mendax
Small
Filigree Skimmer 4
Pseudoleon superbus
Small
Striped Saddlebags 4
Tramea calverti
Small
Black Saddlebags 34
Tramea lacerata
Small
Red Saddlebags 15
Tramea onusta
Small
Marl Pennant 7
Macrodiplax balteata
Small
Wandering Glider 35
Pantala flavescens
Small
Spot-winged Glider 36
Pantala hymenaea

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