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 #430564, Ischnura cervula in Multnomah County, Oregon, United States was submitted by Justin Cook on 2015-Apr-25.
OC #430563, Libellula semifasciata in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States was submitted by Steve Shively on 2015-Apr-25.
OC #430562, Sympetrum corruptum in Marshall County, Minnesota, United States was submitted by Bob Dunlap on 2015-Apr-25.
OC #430561, Enallagma aspersum in Smith County, Texas, United States was submitted by Lindsey Smith on 2015-Apr-24.
OC #430560, Lestes forficula in Smith County, Texas, United States was submitted by Lindsey Smith on 2015-Apr-24.


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