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Dragonflies of Northern New Jersey
Although all of the Dragonflies on this page were photographed in northern NJ, most of these Dragonflies' range can be found in the northeastern United States (US / USA).
The identification photos are organized by family. Photos start lower on page.

The family pages are constantly being updated with Dragonfly photos. The majority of NEW Dragonfly species that will be added will be spring through fall. Thank you for your patience, and if we don't have a specific species, check back later.

Please contact Sarah A. Garris with any questions that you may have; about Dragonflies only please; at garrissarah@yahoo.com.


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Clubtails (Gomphidae)

Latin Name

Common Name

NJ Status    
Arigomphus villosipes Unicorn Clubtail S?  
         
Gomphus exilis Lancet Clubtail S5
         
Gomphus lividus Ashy Clubtail S4  
         
Ophiogomphus aspersus Brook Snaketail S1S2
         
Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis Rusty Snaketail S2S3  
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Cruisers (Macromiidae)

Latin Name

Common Name

NJ Status    
Didymops transversa Stream Cruiser S5  
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Darners (Aeshnidae)

Latin Name

Common Name

NJ Status    
Aeshna canadensis Canada Darner S2S3
         
Aeshna constricta Lance-tipped Darner S2S3
         
Aeshna umbrosa Shadow Darner S5

Female (above)

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Aeshna verticalis Green-striped Darner S2S3
         
Anax junius Common Green Darner S5B, S5N

Juvenile Male (above)

Male blue, Copulation Wheel (above)
Anax junius Common Green Darner S5B, S5N

Male (above)
 
         
Anax longipes Comet Darner S2S3

Male (above)

Female (above)
Anax longipes Comet Darner S2S3

Male (above)

Female (above)
         
Basiaeschna janata Springtime Darner S5  
         
Boyeria vinosa Fawn Darner S5 No Image  
         
Gomphaeschna furcillata Harlequin Darner S5

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Male (above)
Gomphaeschna furcillata Harlequin Darner S5
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Female (above)
Gomphaeschna furcillata Harlequin Darner S5
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Male (above)
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Emeralds (Corduliidae)

Latin Name

Common Name

NJ Status    
Dorocordulia libera Racket-tailed Emerald S2S3
Dorocordulia libera Racket-tailed Emerald S2S3  
         
Epitheca cynosura Common Baskettail S5  
         
Epitheca princeps Prince Baskettail S5  
         
Somatochlora linearis Mocha Emerald S2
         
Somatochlora tenebrosa Clamp-Tipped Emerald S4S5  
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Skimmers (Libellulidae)

Latin Name

Common Name

NJ Status    
Celithemis elisa Calico Pennant S5

Male (above)

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Celithemis elisa Calico Pennant S5

Female (above)

Male (top, above)
         
Celithemis eponina Halloween Pennant S5
Celithemis eponina Halloween Pennant S5
         
Celithemis fasciata Banded Pennant S4 No Image  
         
Erythemis simplicicollis Eastern Pondhawk S5

Female (above)

Male (above)
Erythemis simplicicollis Eastern Pondhawk S5

Female (above)
 
         
Ladona julia Chalk-fronted Corporal S4

Male (above)

Female (above)
         
Leucorrhinia frigida Frosted Whiteface S2

Male (above)
 
         
Leucorrhinia glacialis Crimson-ringed Whiteface S1

Male (above)

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Leucorrhinia glacialis Crimson-ringed Whiteface S1

Male (above)

Male (above)
         
Leucorrhinia intacta Dot-tailed Whiteface S4S5
Male (above)

Female (above)
         
Libellula cyanea Spangled Skimmer S5

Male (above)

Female (above)
Libellula cyanea Spangled Skimmer S5

Female (above)

Male (above)
         
Libellula incesta Slaty Skimmer S5

Female (above)

Male (above)
Libellula incesta Slaty Skimmer S5
Female (above)
 
         
Libellula luctuosa Widow Skimmer S5

Female (above)

Male (above)
Libellula luctuosa Widow Skimmer S5

Male (above)

Female (above)
         
Libellula pulchella Twelve-spotted Skimmer S5

Male (above)

Female (above)
Libellula pulchella Twelve-spotted Skimmer S5

Juvenile Male (above)

Male (above)
         
Libellula quadrimaculata Four-spotted Skimmer S3  
         
Libellula semifasciata Painted Skimmer S5
         
Pachydiplax longipennis Blue Dasher S5

Female (above)

Male (above)
Pachydiplax longipennis Blue Dasher S5

Male (above)

Female (above)
         
Perithemis tenera Eastern Amberwing S5

Male (above)

Female (above)
         
Plathemis lydia Common Whitetail S5

Female (above)

Male (above)
Plathemis lydia Common Whitetail S5

Juvenile Male (above)
 
         
Sympetrum internum Cherry-faced Meadowhawk ? No Image  
         
Sympetrum obtrusum White-faced Meadowhawk SU No Image  
         
Sympetrum semicinctum Band-winged Meadowhawk S3S4
         
Sympetrum vicinum Autumn Meadowhawk S5
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Male (top, above)
Sympetrum vicinum Autumn Meadowhawk S5
         
Tramea carolina Carolina Saddlebags S4S5B, SZN No Image  
         
Tramea lacerata Black Saddlebags S4S5B, SZN

Male (above)
 
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Spiketails (Cordulegastridae)

Latin Name

Common Name

NJ Status    
Cordulegaster diastatops Delta-spotted Spiketail S3S4  
         
Cordulegaster maculata Twin-spotted Spiketail S4 No Image  
         
Cordulegaster obliqua Arrowhead Spiketail S2
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All of these photographs are ©2005/06/07 by Sarah A. Garris and Rebekah L. Garris. They may be used for personal indentification and educational purposes without permission from the photographer, as long credit is given to her as the source. These photos may not, however, be reproduced in any electronic or printed form intended for use of the general public without explicit permission of the photographer.


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