Welcome to OdonataCentral

This site is designed to make available what we know about the distribution, biogeography, biodiversity, and identification of Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) in the Western Hemisphere. Use the navigation bars at the top of the page to move around in the site. Click here for a history and update of the site that appeared in Argia 22(4): 2010.

News

New Dragonfly ID app!

Dragonfly ID features bar charts built from the OdonataCentral database of sightings, recent sightings submitted to OdonataCentral displayed on maps, crowd-sourced text, images and more. Status and distribution information for odonates in North America!

Download from the Apple App store or learn more here.

 

Useful Links

Official Checklist to North American Odonata

Checklist of North American Odonata, 2016 Edition, by D. Paulson & S. Dunkle

New World Catalog, by R. Garrison and N. von Ellenreider

Dragonfly Society of the Americas
OdonataCentral hosts the official website of the Dragonfly Society of the Americas. The journals Argia and the Bulletin of American Odonatology are online and searchable.

Click here for the latest Argia

2017 Membership Renewal


 

Virtual Odonata Image Library
OdonataCentral now hosts a virtual library of odonata species. You can zoom, rotate and pan the images.

Click here to see the new Virtual Image Library

   


Latest Record Submissions

OC #467883, Celithemis eponina in Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States was submitted by Robert Gibson on 2017-Jul-23.
OC #467882, Enallagma geminatum in Washington County, Maine, United States was submitted by Christopher Bartlett on 2017-Jul-23.
OC #467881, Ischnura denticollis in Midland County, Texas, United States was submitted by Susan May on 2017-Jul-23.
OC #467879, Lestes vigilax in Ulster County, New York, United States was submitted by Zach Smith on 2017-Jul-23.
OC #467878, Enallagma pictum in Washington County, Maine, United States was submitted by Christopher Bartlett on 2017-Jul-23.

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