Mississippi Odonata

For those looking for another checklist challenge in 2024:

A list of 156 species of Mississippi dragonflies and damselflies (one has not been documented, but has been found all around the borders of the state). The link is the current 125 documented species in MS on iNaturalist.


Calopteryx dimidiata (Sparkling Jewelwing)

Calopteryx maculata (Ebony Jewelwing)

Hetaerina americana (American Rubyspot)

Hetaerina titia (Smoky Rubyspot)


Lestes australis (Southern Spreadwing)

Lestes forficula (Rainpool Spreadwing)

Lestes inaequalis (Elegant Spreadwing)

Lestes rectangularis (Slender Spreadwing)

Lestes vigilax (Swamp Spreadwing)


Amphiagrion saucium (Eastern Red Damsel)

Argia apicalis (Blue-fronted Dancer)

Argia bipunctulata (Seepage Dancer)

Argia fumipennis (Variable Dancer)

Argia moesta (Powdered Dancer)

Argia plana (Springwater Dancer)

Argia sedula (Blue-ringed Dancer)

Argia tibialis (Blue-tipped Dancer)

Argia translata (Dusky Dancer)

Chromagrion conditum (Aurora Damsel)

Enallagma aspersum (Azure Bluet)

Enallagma basidens (Double-striped Bluet)

Enallagma civile (Familiar Bluet)

Enallagma concisum (Cherry Bluet)

Enallagma daeckii (Attenuated Bluet)

Enallagma davisi (Sandhill Bluet)

Enallagma divagans (Turquoise Bluet)

Enallagma doubledayi (Atlantic Bluet)

Enallagma dubium (Burgundy Bluet)

Enallagma durum (Big Bluet)

Enallagma exsulans (Stream Bluet)

Enallagma geminatum (Skimming Bluet)

Enallagma pallidum (Pale Bluet)

Enallagma pollutum (Florida Bluet)

Enallagma signatum (Orange Bluet)

Enallagma traviatum (Slender Bluet)

Enallagma vesperum (Vesper Bluet)

Enallagma weewa (Blackwater Bluet)

Ischnura hastata (Citrine Forktail)

Ischnura kellicotti (Lilypad Forktail)

Ischnura posita (Fragile Forktail)

Ischnura prognata (Furtive Forktail)

Ischnura ramburii (Rambur’s Forktail)

Ischnura verticalis (Eastern Forktail) does not seem to be any MS records

Nehalennia gracilis (Sphagnum Sprite)

Nehalennia integricollis (Southern Sprite)

Telebasis byersi (Duckweed Firetail)


Tachopteryx thoreyi (Gray Petaltail)


Aeshna umbrosa (Shadow Darner)

Anax junius (Common Green Darner)

Anax longipes (Comet Darner)

Basiaeschna janata (Springtime Darner)

Boyeria vinosa (Fawn Darner)

Coryphaeschna ingens (Regal Darner)

Epiaeschna heros (Swamp Darner)

Gomphaeschna antilope (Taper-tailed Darner)

Gomphaeschna furcillata (Harlequin Darner)

Nasiaeschna pentacantha (Cyrano Darner)


Aphylla angustifolia (Broad-striped Forceptail)

Aphylla williamsoni (Two-striped Forceptail)

Arigomphus lentulus (Stillwater Clubtail)

Arigomphus maxwelli (Bayou Clubtail)

Arigomphus submedianus (Jade Clubtail)

Arigomphus villosipes (Unicorn Clubtail)

Dromogomphus armatus (Southeastern Spinyleg)

Dromogomphus spinosus (Black-shouldered Spinyleg)

Dromogomphus spoliatus (Flag-tailed Spinyleg)

Erpetogomphus designatus (Eastern Ringtail)

Gomphurus dilatatus (Blackwater Clubtail)

Gomphurus hybridus (Cocoa Clubtail)

Gomphurus modestus (Gulf Coast Clubtail)

Gomphurus vastus (Cobra Clubtail)

Hagenius brevistylus (Dragonhunter)

Hylogomphus apomyius (Banner Clubtail)

Hylogomphus geminatus (Two-striped Clubtail)

Ophiogomphus australis (Southern Snaketail)

Phanogomphus australis (Clearlake Clubtail)

Phanogomphus exilis (Lancet Clubtail)

Phanogomphus hodgesi (Hodges’ Clubtail)

Phanogomphus lividus (Ashy Clubtail)

Progomphus obscurus (Common Sanddragon)

Stylogomphus albistylus (Eastern Least Clubtail)

Stylurus laurae (Laura’s Clubtail)

Stylurus plagiatus (Russet-tipped Clubtail)

Stylurus potulentus (Yellow-sided Clubtail)

Stylurus townesi (Townes’ Clubtail)


Cordulegaster bilineata (Brown Spiketail)

Cordulegaster erronea (Tiger Spiketail)

Cordulegaster maculata (Twin-spotted Spiketail)

Cordulegaster obliqua (Arrowhead Spiketail)


Didymops transversa (Stream Cruiser)

Macromia alleghaniensis (Allegheny River Cruiser)

Macromia illinoiensis (Swift River Cruiser)

Macromia taeniolata (Royal River Cruiser)


Epitheca costalis (Slender Baskettail)

Epitheca cynosura (Common Baskettail)

Epitheca princeps (Prince Baskettail)

Epitheca spinosa (Robust Baskettail)

Helocordulia selysii (Selys’ Sundragon)

Neurocordulia alabamensis (Alabama Shadowdragon)

Neurocordulia molesta (Smoky Shadowdragon)

Neurocordulia virginiensis (Cinnamon Shadowdragon)

Neurocordulia yamaskanensis (Stygian Shadowdragon)

Somatochlora filosa (Fine-lined Emerald)

Somatochlora georgiana (Coppery Emerald)

Somatochlora linearis (Mocha Emerald)

Somatochlora provocans (Treetop Emerald)

Somatochlora tenebrosa (Clamp-tipped Emerald)


Brachymesia gravida (Four-spotted Pennant)

Celithemis amanda (Amanda’s Pennant)

Celithemis bertha (Red-veined Pennant)

Celithemis elisa (Calico Pennant)

Celithemis eponina (Halloween Pennant)

Celithemis fasciata (Banded Pennant)

Celithemis ornata (Ornate Pennant)

Celithemis verna (Double-ringed Pennant)

Dythemis velox (Swift Setwing)

Erythemis simplicicollis (Eastern Pondhawk)

Erythrodiplax berenice (Seaside Dragonlet)

Erythrodiplax minuscula (Little Blue Dragonlet)

Erythrodiplax umbrata (Band-winged Dragonlet)

Ladona deplanata (Blue Corporal)

Libellula auripennis (Golden-winged Skimmer)

Libellula axilena (Bar-winged Skimmer)

Libellula cyanea (Spangled Skimmer)

Libellula flavida (Yellow-sided Skimmer)

Libellula incesta (Slaty Skimmer)

Libellula luctuosa (Widow Skimmer)

Libellula needhami (Needham’s Skimmer)

Libellula pulchella (Twelve-spotted Skimmer)

Libellula semifasciata (Painted Skimmer)

Libellula vibrans (Great Blue Skimmer)

Macrodiplax balteata (Marl Pennant)

Miathyria marcella (Hyacinth Glider)

Nannothemis bella (Elfin Skimmer)

Orthemis ferruginea (Roseate Skimmer)

Pachydiplax longipennis (Blue Dasher)

Pantala flavescens (Wandering Glider)

Pantala hymenaea (Spot-winged Glider)

Perithemis tenera (Least Amberwing)

Plathemis lydia (Common Whitetail)

Sympetrum ambiguum (Blue-faced Meadowhawk)

Sympetrum corruptum (Variegated Meadowhawk)

Sympetrum vicinum (Autumn Meadowhawk)

Tramea carolina (Carolina Saddlebags)

Tramea lacerata (Black Saddlebags)

Tramea onusta (Red Saddlebags)

Primary resource-Steve and Mary Jane Krotzer


Posted on Ιανουάριος 08, 2024 1014 ΜΜ by misspt misspt


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