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) world-wide. 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.

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Official Checklist to North American Odonata

Checklist of North American Odonata, 2012 Edition, by D. Paulson & S. Dunkle


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New Features and Improvements to OdonataCentral
In addition to fixing some known bugs, we have implemented some new features to OdonataCentral. These include: improved drop-down menus, added a searchable directory of registered users, added the ability to upload large datasets as a batch, and made enhancements to the photo gallery.

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.

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 #430495, Ladona deplanata in Camden County, New Jersey, United States was submitted by Chip Krilowicz on 2015-Apr-17.
OC #430494, Paltothemis lineatipes in Contra Costa County, California, United States was submitted by Ken-ichi Ueda on 2015-Apr-17.
OC #430493, Paltothemis lineatipes in Santa Clara County, California, United States was submitted by Leslie Flint on 2015-Apr-16.
OC #430492, Erythemis vesiculosa in Williamson County, Texas, United States was submitted by Galen Stewart on 2015-Apr-16.
OC #430491, Sympetrum corruptum in Manitoba, Canada was submitted by Larry De March on 2015-Apr-16.


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