Dragonflies in Nebraska

Dragonflies form an integral part of the summer landscape of Nebraska. They are mostly found around streams and ponds. The darners are the largest dragonflies here. Most darners of the state display prominent green and blue patterns on their bodies. The most common dragonfly seen here is the common green darner. The cruisers are also quite big and brightly marked. The emeralds are hard to spot in Nebraska as their flight seasons are short or they fly for a short time every day.

Types of Dragonflies in Nebraska

  • Canada Darner
  • Lance-tipped Darner
  • Variable Darner
  • Paddle-tailed Darner
  • Shadow Darner
  • Common Green Darner
  • Fawn Darner
  • Cyrano Darner
  • California Darner
  • Blue-eyed Darner
  • Horned Clubtail
  • Jade Clubtail
  • Flag-tailed Spinyleg
  • Eastern Ringtail
  • Plains Clubtail
  • Cobra Clubtail
  • Pale Snaketail
  • Pronghorn Clubtail
  • Sulphur-tipped Clubtail
  • Common Sanddragon
  • Riverine Clubtail
  • Brimstone Clubtail
  • Elusive Clubtail
  • Russet-tipped Clubtail
  • Swift River Cruiser
  • Common Baskettail
  • Dot-winged Baskettail
  • Prince Baskettail
  • Spiny Baskettail
  • Smoky Shadowdragon
  • Orange Shadowdragon
  • Plains Emerald
  • Common Whitetail
  • Desert Whitetail
  • Blue-faced Meadowhawk
  • Variegated Meadowhawk
  • Saffron-winged Meadowhawk
  • Black Meadowhawk
  • Cherry-faced Meadowhawk
  • Red-veined Meadowhawk
  • White-faced Meadowhawk
  • Striped Meadowhawk
  • Ruby Meadowhawk
  • Band-winged Meadowhawk
  • Autumn Meadowhawk
  • Striped Saddlebags
  • Black Saddlebags
  • Red Saddlebags