Dragonflies in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is home to diverse species of dragonflies. The most common types here are the darners, clubtails, spiketails, cruisers, emeralds, and skimmers. There are also some rare dragonfly species living in this state. They call the wetlands home and are real fun to watch due to their acrobatic movements. The pictures help in identifying them.

Types of Dragonflies in Wisconsin

  • Canada Darner
  • Mottled Darner
  • Lance-tipped Darner
  • Lake Darner
  • Variable Darner
  • Zigzag Darner
  • Subarctic Darner
  • Black-tipped Darner
  • Shadow Darner
  • Green-striped Darner
  • Common Green Darner
  • Comet Darner
  • Springtime Darner
  • Ocellated Darner
  • Fawn Darner
  • Swamp Darner
  • Harlequin Darner
  • Cyrano Darner
  • Blue-eyed Darner
  • Spatterdock Darner
  • Horned Clubtal
  • Lilypad Clubtail
  • Jade Clubtail
  • Unicorn Clubtail
  • Black-shoulered Spinylegs
  • Flag-tailed Spinylegs
  • Plains Clubtail
  • Midland Clubtail
  • Splendid Clubtail
  • Cobra Clubtail
  • Skillet Clubtail
  • Dragonhunter
  • Mustached Clubtail
  • Green-faced Clubtail
  • Extra-striped Snaketail
  • Riffle Snaketail
  • Boreal Snaketail
  • Pygmy Snaketail
  • Rusty Snaketail
  • Sioux Snaketail
  • St. Croix Snaketail
  • Lancet Clubtail
  • Pronghorn Clubtail
  • Ashy Clubtail
  • Rapids Clubtail
  • Dusky Clubtail
  • Common Sanddragon
  • Eastern Least Clubtail
  • Riverine Clubtail
  • Elusive Clubtail
  • Russet-tipped Clubtail
  • Zebra Clubtail
  • Arrow Clubtail
  • Delta-spotted Spiketail
  • Twin-spotted Spiketail
  • Arrowhead Spiketail
  • Stream Cruiser
  • Swift River Cruiser
  • Gilded River Cruiser
  • Royal River Cruiser
  • American Emerald
  • Racket-tailed Emerald
  • Beaverpond Baskettail
  • Slender Baskettail
  • Common Baskettail
  • Prince Baskettail
  • Spiny Baskettail
  • Smoky Shadowdragon
  • Stygian Shadowdragon
  • Lake Emerald
  • Ski-tipped Emerald
  • Plains Emerald
  • Forcipate Emerald
  • Delicate Emerald
  • Hine’s Emerald
  • Incurvate Emerald
  • Kennedy’s Emerald
  • Mocha Emerald
  • Ocellated Emerald
  • Clamp-tipped Emerald
  • Brush-tipped Emerald
  • Williamson’s Emerald
  • Ebony Boghaunte
  • Ringed Boghaunter
  • Calico Pennant
  • Halloween Pennant
  • Banded Pennant
  • Eastern Pondhawk
  • Band-winged Dragonlet
  • Chalk-fronted Corporal
  • Frosted Whiteface
  • Crimson-ringed Whiteface
  • Hudsonian Whiteface
  • Dot-tailed Whiteface
  • Belted Whiteface
  • Spangled Skimmer
  • Slaty Skimmer
  • Widow Skimmer
  • Twelve-spotted Skimmer
  • Four-spotted Skimmer
  • Painted Skimmer
  • Great Blue Skimmer
  • Elfin Skimmer
  • Blue Dasher
  • Wandering Glider
  • Spot-winged Glider
  • Eastern Amberwing
  • Common Whitetail
  • Blue-faced Meadowhawk
  • Variegated Meadowhawk
  • Saffron-winged Meadowhawk
  • Black Meadowhawk
  • Cherry-faced Meadowhawk
  • Red-veined Meadowhawk
  • White-faced Meadowhawk
  • Ruby Meadowhawk
  • Band-winged Meadowhawk
  • Autumn Meadowhawk
  • Striped Saddlebags
  • Carolina Saddlebags
  • Black Saddlebags
  • Red Saddlebags