Dragonflies in Wyoming

Dragonflies are a common sight in Wyoming, especially in late summer, that is, in August and September. They are colorful and speedy fliers. Did you know that they can even fly backward? Here is a list of the common ones living in the state along with their pictures that could help you with their identification.

Types of Dragonflies in Wyoming

  • Lance-tipped Darner
  • Lake Darner
  • Variable Darner
  • Sedge Darner
  • Zigzag Darner
  • California Darner
  • Paddle-tailed Darner
  • Shadow Darner
  • Blue-eyed Darner
  • Horned Clubtail
  • Pronghorn Clubtail
  • Brimstone Clubtail
  • Great Basin Snaketail
  • Plains Clubtail
  • Pale Snaketail
  • Pacific Spiketail
  • American Emerald
  • Lake Emerald
  • Ocellated Emerald
  • Plains Emerald
  • Mountain Emerald
  • Common Green Darner
  • Crimson-ringed Whiteface
  • Dot-winged Baskettail
  • Hudsonian Emerald
  • Western Pondhawk
  • Belted Whiteface
  • Hudsonian Whiteface
  • Boreal Whiteface
  • Dot-tailed Whiteface
  • Eight-spotted Skimmer
  • Widow Skimmer
  • Desert Whitetail
  • Twelve-spotted Skimmer
  • Flame Skimmer
  • Variegated Meadowhawk
  • Four-spotted Skimmer
  • Common Whitetail
  • Saffron-winged Meadowhawk
  • Cherry-faced Meadowhawk
  • White-faced Meadowhawk
  • Black Meadowhawk
  • Red-veined Meadowhawk
  • Band-winged Meadowhawk
  • Striped Meadowhawk
  • Ruby Meadowhawk