Dragonflies in Tennessee

The wide array of Tennessee dragonflies can be easily identified with the help of their pictures. That is what we have tried to provide in this article, along with a list of the common dragonflies seen in this state. The list mainly contains darners, clubtails, spiketails, cruisers, and emeralds. Thanks to these diverse species, Tennessee’s summer landscape is a burst of colors.

Types of Dragonflies in Tennessee

  • Gray Petaltail
  • Common Green Darner
  • Comet Darner
  • Swamp Darner
  • Cyrano Darner
  • Harlequin Darner
  • Fawn Darner
  • Ocellated Darner
  • Springtime Darner
  • Shadow Darner
  • Spatterdock Darner
  • Two-Striped Forceptail
  • Bayou Clubtail
  • Jade Clubtail
  • Unicorn Clubtail
  • Black-shouldered Spinyleg
  • Flag-tailed Spinyleg
  • Eastern Ringtail
  • Handsome Clubtail
  • Coca Clubtail
  • Splendid Clubtail
  • Cobra Clubtail
  • Dragonhunter
  • Green-faced Clubtail
  • Southern Pygmy Clubtail
  • Acuminate Snaketail
  • Appalachian Snaketail
  • Edmund’s Snaketail
  • Maine Snaketail
  • Rusty Snaketail
  • Lancet Clubtail
  • Ashy Clubtail
  • Rapids Clubtail
  • Tennessee Clubtail
  • Common Sanddragon
  • Cherokee Clubtail
  • Sable Clubtail
  • Eastern Least Clubtail
  • Riverine Clubtail
  • Russet-tipped Clubtail
  • Arrow Clubtail
  • Brown Spiketail
  • Tiger Spiketail
  • Twin-spotted Spiketail
  • Arrowhead Spiketail
  • Stream Cruiser
  • Royal River Cruiser
  • Illinois River Cruiser
  • American Emerald
  • Common Baskettail
  • Prince Baskettail
  • Uhler’s Sundragon
  • Stygian Shadowdragon
  • Ski-tipped Emerald
  • Clamp-tipped Emerald
  • Fine-lined Emerald
  • Mocha Emerald
  • Red-veined Pennant
  • Calico Pennant
  • Halloween Pennant
  • Banded Pennant
  • Double-ringed Pennant
  • Swift Setwing
  • Common (Eastern) Pondhawk
  • Little Blue Dragonlet
  • Blue Corporal
  • Golden-winged Skimmer
  • Bar-winged Skimmer
  • Spangled Skimmer
  • Yellow-sided Skimmer
  • Great Blue Skimmer
  • Slaty Skimmer
  • Widow  Skimmer
  • Twelve-spotted Skimmer
  • Common Whitetail
  • Painted Skimmer
  • Great Blue Skimmer
  • Thornbush Dasher
  • Blue Dasher
  • Wandering Glider
  • Spot-winged Glider
  • Eastern Amberwing
  • Blue-faced Meadowhawk
  • Variegated Meadowhawk
  • White-faced Meadowhawk
  • Ruby Meadowhawk
  • Autumn Meadowhawk
  • Carolina Saddlebags
  • Black Saddlebags