Dragonfly and Damselfly Links

Check out these resources of interest related to dragonflies and damselflies; also see our new listing of dragonfly and damselfly (odonata) organizations and societies.

Odonata of Japan
In ancient times, Japan was called "Akitsu shima" which means an odonates' island, and also called "Toyo ashihara mizuho no kuni", a wet island having a rich crop. Because the Japanese have lived on rice for more than 2500 years with a huge number of odonates which emerge from paddy fields, they are the most familiar insects. This website introduces Japanese odonates with many photographs and topics.
California Dragonflies and Damselflies
Links to information & photos of all the dragonflies and damselflies found in California, and also information on books and general information about dragonflies.
Dragonflies of Alaska
Alaska's state insect is the four-spotted skimmer. This website is an excellent survey with many photos of Alasaka' wealth of dragonflies.
Michigan Odonata Survey
Objectives: encourage the study of Odonata; document the species that occur in Michigan; and obtain better data on the abundance and distribution of federal and state-listed species
Slater Museum of Natural History (Washington)
The museum's primary goal is to provide a well-curated collection of specimens to be used for research and education by the communities to which it belongs: the University of Puget Sound, the Puget Sound region, and, in a broad sense, the world.
Ohio Odonata Society
The Ohio Odonata Society is an evolution of the Ohio Odonata Survey. The society exists to promote knowledge and appreciation of Odonata in Ohio.
Checklist of Dragonflies and Damselflies of Cape Cod
Based on Virginia Carpenter's book entitled The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Cape Cod (published by the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in 1991) and subsequent field sightings
Checklist of Dragonflies and Damselflies of Massachusetts
Comprehensive list with numerous dragonfly and damselfly photos
Dragonflies and Damselflies of Georgia
In these pages you will find images geared toward species identification; individual and comparative county-based maps; and a variety of checklists and summary information on the current status of Georgia dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata). Currently, 176 species of odonates have been documented in the state, 53 damselflies (Zygoptera) and 123 dragonflies (Anisoptera).
Giff Beaton's Dragonflies and Damselflies of Georgia and the Southeast
Odonates primarily from Georgia and Alabama.
Dragonflies and Damselflies of Idaho
Family trees, family pages, species pages, checklists, visual keys, glossary
Odonata of Texas
Checklists of the damselflies and dragonflies of Texas, plus numerous images.
Dragonflies and Damselflies of Iowa
Listings of Iowa insects, including a downloadable field checklist of Iowa Odonata
Dragonflies of North Carolina
Photos by Nature Photographer Randy L. Emmitt
Common Names of North American Dragonflies and Damselflies
This list, including English names originally proposed in 1978 and now revised several times, is offered as both a current North American check-list and a list of English names approved by the membership of the Dragonfly Society of the Americas.
Ode News
Devoted to the dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata) of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and southern New England.
Odonata Information Network
Information about the Insect Order Odonata, commonly know as dragonflies and damselflies. Established in 1994, the site offers species lists and images from all over the world, available books and supplies, and lots more. This site is a public service by Bill Mauffray, International Odonata Research Institute
British Dragonfly Society
The British Dragonfly Society (BDS) was founded in 1983 by a small group of dragonfly enthusiasts and scientists. The Society has grown substantially since that time and the current BDS membership of about 1,500 is spread the length and breadth of the country, as well as into Europe and beyond.
Swedish Dragonflies
A key to the 61 dragonfly species of Sweden.
The Odonata of France
Libellules (Odonates) : Liste des Zygoptères, Liste des Anisoptères
Dragonflies and Damselflies of India
Part of Project Noah, a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.
Danish Dragonflies
Dedicated to information about and fascination of dragonflies and damselflies.
Dragonfly Ireland
A project of the Ulster Museum to document the status and distribution of dragonflies throughout Ireland.
Dragonflies of the Eastern Mediterranean
created in order to stimulate work on the dragonfly fauna of the Eastern Mediterranean: the Near-East, Northeastern-Africa and Southeastern Europe. Turkey was the main aim. This site contains checklists, articles, discussions, announcements, a glossary of persons and numerous pictures.
Migratory Dragonfly Partnership
To better understand and conserve North America's dragonfly migration, dragonfly experts, nongovernmental programs, academic institutions, and federal agencies from the United States, Mexico, and Canada have formed the collaborative Migratory Dragonfly Partnership (MDP). Regular monitoring and centralized reporting among participants across three nations will help us answer some of the many questions currently surrounding dragonfly migration and provide information needed to create cross-border conservation programs to protect and sustain the phenomenon. This site will allow you to submit dragonfly migration observations.
Worldwide Dragonfly Association
The WDA is the world’s foremost organisation of researchers, practitioners and enthusiasts dedicated to the study and conservation of dragonflies and damselflies.
All Odonata
Over 16,000 photos worldwide
Odonata Collection of the Siberian Zoological Museum
Covers several regions of Russia: Fennoscandia (Murmansk province, Karelia, north part of St-Petersburg province), Russian plain, Caucasus, Ural, West Siberian plain, South Siberian mountains, Middle Siberia, Central Yakutia, mountains of NE Siberia, north of the Far East, Kamchatka, Amur and Primorye regions, Sakhalin, Kuriles
The Dragonflies of Finland
Photographs and information on Finnish dragonflies
An Overview of the Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Maltese Islands
Seventeen species of odonates have been recorded on the Maltese Islands of which Pantala flavescens represents a new record. Diagnostic features of the adult and larval stages of these species are described in this work