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. See Argia 22(4): 2010 for a history and update of the site as of 2010 and click here for subsequent major updates. View a list of donors to OC.

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

 

   


Latest Record Submissions

OC #474824, Tanypteryx hageni in Siskiyou County, California, United States was submitted by Kathy Biggs on 2017-Nov-18.
OC #474823, Macromia illinoiensis in Travis County, Texas, United States was submitted by Eric Isley on 2017-Nov-17.
OC #474822, Celithemis eponina in Travis County, Texas, United States was submitted by Eric Isley on 2017-Nov-17.
OC #474821, Lestes sigma in Travis County, Texas, United States was submitted by Paul Turner on 2017-Nov-17.
OC #474820, Lestes forficula in Travis County, Texas, United States was submitted by Paul Turner on 2017-Nov-17.

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