Dragonflies in Colorado

The dragonflies of Colorado mainly include darners, clubtails, spiketails, emeralds, and skimmers. Their identification has been made easy in this article by including their photographs. Of the dragonflies listed below, the Hudsonian emerald is imperiled. The aerial predators are a treat to watch due to their glittery, slender looks and rapid movements.

Types of Dragonflies in Colorado

  • Lance-tipped Darner
  • Lake Darner
  • Variable Darner
  • Sedge Darner
  • Paddle-tailed Darner
  • Zigzag Darner
  • Shadow Darner
  • California Darner
  • Blue-eyed Darner
  • Horned Clubtail
  • Flag-tailed Spinyleg
  • White-belted Ringtail
  • Eastern Ringtail
  • Plains Clubtail
  • Pronghorn Clubtail
  • Pale Snaketail
  • Common Sanddragon
  • Brimstone Clubtail
  • Pacific Spiketail
  • American Emerald
  • Common Baskettail
  • Dot-winged Baskettail
  • Prince Baskettail
  • Plains Emerald
  • Hudsonian Emerald
  • Ocellated Emerald
  • Mountain Emerald
  • Calico Pennant
  • Halloween Pennant
  • Checkered Setwing
  • Swift Setwing
  • Western Pondhawk
  • Eastern Pondhawk
  • Great Pondhawk
  • Boreal Whiteface
  • Hudsonian Whiteface
  • Dot-tailed Whiteface
  • Belted Whiteface
  • Bleached Skimmer
  • Widow Skimmer
  • Hoary Skimmer
  • Eight-spotted Skimmer
  • Sulphur-tipped Clubtail
  • Crimson-ringed Whiteface
  • Twelve-spotted Skimmer
  • Four-spotted Skimmer
  • Flame Skimmer
  • Roseate Skimmer
  • Blue Dasher
  • Wandering Glider
  • Spot-winged Glider
  • Eastern Amberwing
  • Common Whitetail
  • Desert Whitetail
  • Filigree Skimmer
  • Black Meadowhawk
  • Striped Meadowhawk
  • Ruby Meadowhawk
  • Autumn Meadowhawk
  • Black Saddlebags
  • Red Saddlebags
  • Common Green Darner
  • Pale-faced Clubskimmer
  • Band-winged Meadowhawk
  • Cherry-faced Meadowhawk
  • Red-veined Meadowhawk
  • White-faced Meadowhawk
  • Variegated Meadowhawk
  • Saffron-winged Meadowhawk