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.


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.

Atlas of European Dragonflies available soon


Useful Links

Official Checklist to North American Odonata

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

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 issue


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 #439024, Argia vivida in Boulder County, Colorado, United States was submitted by Steven Mlodinow on 2015-Nov-28.
OC #439023, Lestes forficula in Lavaca County, Texas, United States was submitted by Dvori Bird on 2015-Nov-28.
OC #439022, Gynacantha nervosa in Duval County, Florida, United States was submitted by Patrick Leary on 2015-Nov-28.
OC #439021, Pantala hymenaea in Amador County, California, United States was submitted by Kathy Biggs on 2015-Nov-27.
OC #439020, Brachymesia furcata in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States was submitted by Dvori Bird on 2015-Nov-27.


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