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