Dragonflies in Louisiana

Dragonflies are an integral part of the Louisiana landscape in summer. They perch on the tops of tall grasses and branches. From there, they can launch to catch their prey of mosquitoes and other insects. Hence another common name for dragonflies is mosquito hawks. Both sexes of the insect hang out near water while the reclusive females can be found in yards as well.

Types of Dragonflies in Louisiana

  • Black Saddlebags
  • Common Green Darner
  • Halloween Pennant
  • Red Saddlebags
  • Carolina Saddlebags
  • Roseate Skimmer
  • Broad-striped Forceptail
  • Common Whitetail
  • Eastern Pondhawk
  • Blue Dasher
  • Texas Emerald
  • Great Blue Skimmer
  • Eastern Amberwing
  • Widow Skimmer
  • Slaty Skimmer
  • Swamp Darner
  • Wandering Glider
  • Four-spotted Pennant

Dragonflies by Colors

Red Dragonflies: Red Saddlebags