SOME DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES OF
SOUTHEASTERN ONTARIO, CANADA
photos identified by Bea Laporte

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DRAGONFLIES (thicker bodies, strong fliers, wings held open at rest)
Family: Skimmers (Libellulidae):
Celithemis elisa
Calico Pennant Dragonfly -male
Celithemis elisa
Celithemis eponina
Halloween Pennant Dragonfly -male
Celithemis eponina
Celithemis eponina
Halloween Pennant Dragonfly -female
Celithemis eponina
Libellula pulchella
Twelve Spotted Skimmer Dragonly -male
Libellula pulchella
Libellula pulchella
Twelve Spotted Skimmer Dragonfly -female
Libellula pulchella
Libellula luctuosa
Widow Skimmer Dragonfly -male
Libellula luctuosa
Libellula luctuosa
Widow Skimmer Dragonfly -female
Libellula luctuosa
Libellula quadrimaculata
Four-spotted Chaser Dragonfly
Libellula quadrimaculata
Pachydiplax longipennis
Blue Dasher Dragonfly
Pachydiplax longipennis
Erythemis simplicicollis
Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly -female
Erythemis simplicicollis
Plathemis lydia
Common Whitetail Dragonfly
-juvenile male
Plathemis lydia
Plathemis lydia
Common Whitetail Dragonfly
-female
Plathemis lydia
Ladona julia
Chalk-fronted Corporal Dragonfly - juvenile
Ladona julia
Perithemis tenera
Eastern Amberwing -female
Perithemis tenera
Perithemis tenera
Dot-tailed Whiteface Dragonfly -male
Leucorrhinia intacta
Perithemis tenera
Slaty Skimmer Dragonfly - male
Libellula incesta
Sympetrum vicinum
Yellow-legged Meadowhawk -female
Sympetrum vicinum
Sympetrum semicinctum
Band-winged Meadowhawk
Sympetrum semicinctum
Other Families:
Didymops transversa
Stream Cruiser Dragonfly
Didymops transversa
Family: Cruiser (Macromiidae)
Epitheca canis
Beaverpond Baskettail Dragonfly
Epitheca canis
Family: Emeralds (Corduliidae)
Dorocordulia libera
Racket-tailed Emerald Dragonfly
Dorocordulia libera
Family: Emeralds (Corduliidae)
Anax juniu
Common Green Darner Dragonfly -female
Anax juniu
Family: Darners (Aeshnidae)
Aeshna constricta
Lance-Tipped Darner Dragonfly
Aeshna constricta
Family: Darners (Aeshnidae)
DAMSELFLIES (long slim bodies, weak fliers, eyes clearly separated)
Calopteryx aequabilis
River Jewelwing Damselfly -male
Calopteryx aequabilis
Calopteryx maculata
Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly -male Calopteryx maculata
Calopteryx maculata
Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly -female
Calopteryx maculata
Lestes dryas
Emerald Spreadwing Damselfly
Lestes dryas
Lestidae
Spreadwing Damselfly
Family: Lestidae
Nehalennia irene
Sedge Sprite Damselfly
Nehalennia irene
Ischmura verticalis
Eastern Forktail Damselfly -male
Ischmura verticalis
Ischmura verticalis
Eastern Forktail Damselfly -female
Ischmura verticalis
Ischmura verticalis
Eastern Forktail Damselfly -juvenile female
Ischmura verticalis