Dragonfly Life List

All species have been observed in the Ottawa-Gatineau area unless otherwise indicated.

  1. Springtime DarnerBlack-shouldered Spinyleg
  2. Harlequin Darner
  3. Common Green Darner
  4. Lake Darner (Grundy Lake PP)
  5. Canada Darner
  6. Black-tipped Darner
  7. Lance-tipped Darner
  8. Shadow Darner
  9. Variable Darner (Alberta)
  10. Fawn Darner (Algonquin Park)
  11. Black-shouldered Spinyleg
  12. Dragonhunter
  13. Horned Clubtail
  14. Lilypad Clubtail
  15. Unicorn Clubtail (first Ottawa record!)
  16. Lancet Clubtail
  17. Dusky ClubtailHalloween Pennant
  18. Beaverpond Clubtail (Gatineau Park)
  19. Midland Clubtail
  20. Rusty Snaketail (Algonquin Park)
  21. Pale Snaketail (Alberta)
  22. Zebra Clubtail (Algonquin Park)
  23. Elusive Clubtail
  24. Delta-spotted Spiketail
  25. Twin-spotted Spiketail
  26. Arrowhead Spiketail
  27. Stream Cruiser
  28. Swift River Cruiser
  29. American Emerald
  30. Racket-tailed Emerald
  31. Brush-tipped Emerald
  32. Williamson’s Emerald
  33. Ebony Boghaunter
  34. Beaverpond Baskettail
  35. Common BaskettailRusty Snaketail
  36. Spiny Baskettail
  37. Prince Baskettail
  38. Eastern Pondhawk
  39. Seaside Dragonlet (Florida)
  40. Eastern Amberwing
  41. Blue Dasher
  42. Spot-winged Glider
  43. Wandering Glider
  44. Elfin Skimmer
  45. Black Saddlebags
  46. Carolina Saddlebags (Queens University Biological Station)
  47. Four-spotted Pennant (Florida)
  48. Calico Pennant
  49. Halloween Pennant
  50. Dot-tailed Whiteface
  51. Hudsonian Whiteface
  52. Frosted Whiteface
  53. Belted Whiteface
  54. Crimson-Ringed WhitefaceCommon Pondhawk
  55. Boreal Whiteface (Alberta)
  56. Variegated Meadowhawk (Alberta)
  57. Black Meadowhawk (Alberta)
  58. Band-winged Meadowhawk
  59. White-faced Meadowhawk
  60. Cherry-faced Meadowhawk
  61. Saffron-winged Meadowhawk
  62. Autumn Meadowhawk
  63. Twelve-spotted Skimmer
  64. Common Whitetail
  65. Widow Skimmer
  66. Slaty Skimmer
  67. Needham’s Skimmer (Florida)
  68. Chalk-fronted Corporal
  69. Four-spotted Skimmer
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  2. Thanks for the compliment! Lots of good dragonfly field guides are being published these days, which help to make these beautiful insects more accessible to the general public. I use the one published by the Friends of Algonquin Park as it covers eastern Ontario as well. It also helps to have a good mentor or two, and Chris and Bob have helped me to learn a lot about our local odonata in the past few years. I think they are just fascinating to watch and fun to photograph.

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