List of the 87 Odonate species known for Mecklenburg County - Status and Rank Definitions
Common NameScientific NameNumber of RecordsState StatusState RankFed. StatusGlobal Rank
1Gray PetaltailTachopteryx thoreyi3S4G4
2Shadow DarnerAeshna umbrosa3S4G5
3Common Green DarnerAnax junius18S5G5
4Comet DarnerAnax longipes4S4G5
5Springtime DarnerBasiaeschna janata4S5G5
6Fawn DarnerBoyeria vinosa3S5G5
7Swamp DarnerEpiaeschna heros7S5G5
8Taper-tailed DarnerGomphaeschna antilope1S4G4
9Cyrano DarnerNasiaeschna pentacantha2S4S5G5
10Two-striped ForceptailAphylla williamsoni5S3S4G5
11Black-shouldered SpinylegDromogomphus spinosus4S5G5
12Blackwater ClubtailGomphurus dilatatus1S3S4G5
13DragonhunterHagenius brevistylus3S5G5
14Spine-crowned ClubtailHylogomphus abbreviatus1WS3S4G4
15Appalachian SnaketailOphiogomphus incurvatus1WS3G3
16Lancet ClubtailPhanogomphus exilis5S5G5
17Ashy ClubtailPhanogomphus lividus6S5G5
18Common SanddragonProgomphus obscurus9S5G5
19Russet-tipped ClubtailStylurus plagiatus2S4S5G5
20Brown SpiketailCordulegaster bilineata1S4G5
21Twin-spotted SpiketailCordulegaster maculata4S4S5 [S4]G5
22Arrowhead SpiketailCordulegaster obliqua1S3G4
23Stream CruiserDidymops transversa3S5G5
24Allegheny River CruiserMacromia alleghaniensis1S4 [S3S4]G4
25Swift River CruiserMacromia illinoiensis3S5G5
26Royal River CruiserMacromia taeniolata3S4S5G5
27Common BaskettailEpitheca cynosura9S5G5
28Prince BaskettailEpitheca princeps11S5G5
29Selys's SundragonHelocordulia selysii1S4 G4
30Mocha EmeraldSomatochlora linearis8S5G5
31Clamp-tipped EmeraldSomatochlora tenebrosa2S4G5
32Four-spotted PennantBrachymesia gravida4S5G5
33Calico PennantCelithemis elisa8S5G5
34Halloween PennantCelithemis eponina17S5G5
35Banded PennantCelithemis fasciata9S5G5
36Swift SetwingDythemis velox7S4S5G5
37Eastern PondhawkErythemis simplicicollis30S5G5
38Little Blue DragonletErythrodiplax minuscula2S5G5
39Blue CorporalLadona deplanata6S5G5
40Golden-winged SkimmerLibellula auripennis3S5G5
41Spangled SkimmerLibellula cyanea5S5G5
42Yellow-sided SkimmerLibellula flavida5S4S5G5
43Slaty SkimmerLibellula incesta23S5G5
44Widow SkimmerLibellula luctuosa27S5G5
45Twelve-spotted SkimmerLibellula pulchella2S4G5
46Painted SkimmerLibellula semifasciata3S5G5
47Great Blue SkimmerLibellula vibrans10S5G5
48Roseate SkimmerOrthemis ferruginea3S3S4G5
49Blue DasherPachydiplax longipennis25S5G5
50Wandering GliderPantala flavescens23S5G5
51Spot-winged GliderPantala hymenaea4S5G5
52Eastern AmberwingPerithemis tenera25S5G5
53Common WhitetailPlathemis lydia38S5G5
54Blue-faced MeadowhawkSympetrum ambiguum6S5G5
55Autumn MeadowhawkSympetrum vicinum2S5G5
56Carolina SaddlebagsTramea carolina20S5G5
57Black SaddlebagsTramea lacerata25S5G5
58Southern SpreadwingLestes australis2S5G5
59Amber-winged SpreadwingLestes eurinus1WS3G5
60Slender SpreadwingLestes rectangularis2S5G5
61Swamp SpreadwingLestes vigilax3S5G5
62Sparkling JewelwingCalopteryx dimidiata2S5G5
63Ebony JewelwingCalopteryx maculata4S5G5
64Smoky RubyspotHetaerina titia1S5G5
65Eastern Red DamselAmphiagrion saucium2S3S4G5
66Blue-fronted DancerArgia apicalis13S5G5
67Variable DancerArgia fumipennis12S5G5
68Powdered DancerArgia moesta4S5G5
69Blue-ringed DancerArgia sedula6S5G5
70Blue-tipped DancerArgia tibialis7S5G5
71Dusky DancerArgia translata4S4G5
72Aurora DamselChromagrion conditum1S3S4 G5
73Azure BluetEnallagma aspersum2S4G5
74Double-striped BluetEnallagma basidens4S5G5
75Familiar BluetEnallagma civile6S5G5
76Attenuated BluetEnallagma daeckii1S4G4
77Turquoise BluetEnallagma divagans2S5G5
78Atlantic BluetEnallagma doubledayi1S5G5
79Stream BluetEnallagma exsulans3S5G5
80Skimming BluetEnallagma geminatum2S5G5
81Orange BluetEnallagma signatum8S5G5
82Slender BluetEnallagma traviatum2S5G5
83Citrine ForktailIschnura hastata5S5G5
84Lilypad ForktailIschnura kellicotti1S4G5
85Fragile ForktailIschnura posita12S5G5
86Furtive ForktailIschnura prognata1S3S4G4
87Rambur's ForktailIschnura ramburii3S5G5