Dragonflies in Maine

The dragonflies of Maine are medium to large-sized and can often be spotted flying quickly over lakes and streams. They can also be seen flying over gardens at dusk, following a regular flight path daily. Maine has at least 158 species of documented dragonflies.

Types of Dragonflies in Maine

  • Common Whitetail
  • Twelve-spotted Skimmer
  • Half-banded Toper
  • Common Green Darner
  • Four-spotted Skimmer
  • Autumn Meadowhawk
  • Banded Pennant
  • Black Saddlebags
  • Black-tipped Darner
  • Blue Dasher
  • Common Sanddragon
  • Dragonhunter
  • Eastern Amberwing
  • Eastern Pondhawk
  • Gray Petaltail
  • Great Blue Skimmer
  • Halloween Pennant
  • Lake Darner
  • Lance-tipped Darner
  • Midland Clubtail
  • Orange Meadowhawk
  • Red Saddlebags
  • Shadow Darner
  • Slaty Skimmer
  • Wandering Glider
  • Widow Skimmer
  • Yellow-sided Skimmer