Dragonflies in California

California is home to a number of dragonflies of various colors and patterns. They include darners, meadowhawks, skimmers, clubtails, spiketails, and other types. The identification of the diverse species becomes really easy with their photographs rather than a long, wordy description. So we have tried to help you out with that.

Types of Dragonflies in California

  • Common Green Darner
  • Blue-eyed Darner
  • California Darner
  • Variegated Meadowhawk
  • Cardinal Meadowhawk
  • Western Pondhawk
  • Blue Dasher
  • Common Whitetail
  • Widow Skimmer
  • Eight-spotted Skimmer
  • Flame Skimmer
  • Wandering Glider
  • Spot-winged Glider
  • Black Saddlebags
  • White-belted Ringtail
  • Pacific Spiketail
  • Pale-faced Clubskimmer
  • Red Rock Skimmer
  • Red-veined Meadowhawk
  • Band-winged Meadowhawk
  • Striped Meadowhawk
  • Bison Snaketail
  • Hoary Skimmer
  • Twelve-spotted Skimmer
  • Gray Sanddragon
  • Pacific Clubtail

Dragonflies by Colors

Red Dragonflies: Flame Skimmer

Orange Dragonflies: Flame Skimmer

Blue Dragonflies: Blue Dasher

Brown Dragonflies: Red Rock Skimmer

Dragonflies by Regions

Southern California Dragonflies: Blue-eyed Darner, Common Green Darner, White-belted Ringtail, Pacific Spiketail, Pale-faced Clubskimmer, Western Pondhawk, Eight-spotted Skimmer, Widow Skimmer, Common Whitetail, Flame Skimmer, Blue Dasher, Red Rock Skimmer, Wandering Glider, Spot-winged Glider, Variegated Meadowhawk, Cardinal Meadowhawk, Red-veined Meadowhawk, Band-winged Meadowhawk, Striped Meadowhawk, Black Saddlebags

Northern California Dragonflies: Flame Skimmer, Bison Snaketail, Variegated Meadowhawk, Hoary Skimmer, Eight-spotted Skimmer, Twelve-spotted Skimmer, Widow Skimmer, Common Whitetail, Black Saddlebags, Common Green Darner, Blue Dasher, Western Pondhawk, Cardinal Meadowhawk, Gray Sanddragon, Band-winged Meadowhawk, Red-veined Meadowhawk, Striped Meadowhawk, Red Rock Skimmer, Pacific Clubtail