Dragonflies and Damselflies of Yonkers ( Odonata)

Common Name Scientific Name   Images by Walter Chadwick


Ebony Jewelwing


Familiar Bluets 


Eastern Forktail 


Common Green Darner 


Painted Skimmer


Black Saddlebags

Ebony Jewelwing      Calopteryx maculata
Slender Spreadwing  Lestes rectangularis
Blue-fronted Dancer   Argia apicalis
Variable Dancer    Argia fumipennis violacea
Azure Bluet    Enallagma aspersum
Familiar Bluet    Enallagma civile
Stream Bluet     Enallagma exsulans
Skimming Bluet    Enallagma geminatum
Orange Bluet     Enallagma signatum
Fragile Forktail     Ischnura posita
Eastern Forktail   Ischnura verticalis
Shadow Darner  Aeshna umbrosa
Green-striped Darner  Aeshna verticalis
Common Green Darner    Anax junius
Fawn Darner    Boyeria vinosa
Ashy Clubtail Gomphus lividus
Calico Pennant  Celithemis elisa
Halloween Pennant Celithemis eponina
Eastern Pondhawk    Erythemis simplicicollis
Bar-winged Skimmer Libellula axilena
Spangled Skimmer    Libellula cyanea
Slaty Skimmer   Libellula incesta
Needham’s Skimmer Libellula needhami
Twelve-spotted Skimmer  Libellula pulchella
Painted Skimmer   Libellula semifascata
Great Blue Skimmer Libellula vibrans
Blue Dasher  Pachydiplax longipennis
Wandering Glider Pantala flavescens
Spot-winged Glider   Pantala hymenaea
Eastern Amberwing    Perithemis tenera
Common Whitetail      Plathemis lydia
White-faced Meadowhawk     Sympetrum obtrusum
Ruby Meadowhawk   Sympetrum rubicundulum
Band-winged Meadowhawk      Sympetrum semicinctum
Autumn Meadowhawk Sympetrum vicinum
Black Saddlebags  Tramea lacerata