Dragonflies in Washington

The dragonfly is the official insect of Washington. The pictures of the ones commonly found in the state help in their identification more than wordy descriptions. So we chose to give images in this article. Dragonfly enthusiasts can keep their magnifying glasses, lenses, or binoculars handy when observing them. Many tiny details can clearly be seen at a close range than from afar.

Types of Dragonflies in Washington State

  • Black Petaltail
  • White-belted Ringtail
  • Sinuous Snaketail
  • Pale Snaketail
  • Olive Clubtail
  • Columbia Clubtail
  • Pronghorn Clubtail
  • Pacific Clubtail
  • Common Green Darner
  • Blue-eyed Darner
  • Zigzag Darner
  • California Darner
  • Shadow Darner
  • Paddle-tailed Darner
  • Lance-tipped Darner
  • Black-tipped Darner
  • Variable Darner
  • Sedge Darner
  • Lake Darner
  • Pacific Spiketail
  • Western River Cruiser
  • Beaverpond Baskettail
  • Ringed Emerald
  • American Emerald
  • Mountain Emerald
  • Ocellated Emerald
  • Brush-tipped Emerald
  • Western Meadowhawk
  • Widow Skimmer
  • Black Saddlebags
  • Common Whitetail
  • Eight-spotted Skimmer
  • Twelve-spotted Skimmer
  • Western Pondhawk
  • Chalk-fronted Corporal
  • Four-spotted Skimmer
  • Spot-winged Glider
  • Blue Dasher
  • Black Meadowhawk
  • Dot-tailed Whiteface
  • Boreal Whiteface
  • Crimson-ringed Whiteface
  • Hudsonian Whiteface
  • Belted Whiteface
  • Cardinal Meadowhawk
  • Wandering Glider
  • Saffron-winged Meadowhawk
  • Red-veined Meadowhawk
  • Variegated Meadowhawk
  • Striped Meadowhawk
  • Autumn Meadowhawk
  • White-faced Meadowhawk
  • Cherry-faced Meadowhawk