List of the 90 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 obliqua2S3G4
23Stream CruiserDidymops transversa5S5G5
24Allegheny River CruiserMacromia alleghaniensis1S4 [S3S4]G4
25Swift River CruiserMacromia illinoiensis3S5G5
26Royal River CruiserMacromia taeniolata3S4S5G5
27Slender BaskettailEpitheca costalis1S4G5
28Common BaskettailEpitheca cynosura9S5G5
29Prince BaskettailEpitheca princeps11S5G5
30Selys's SundragonHelocordulia selysii1S4 G4
31Umber ShadowdragonNeurocordulia obsoleta1S4G5
32Mocha EmeraldSomatochlora linearis8S5G5
33Clamp-tipped EmeraldSomatochlora tenebrosa2S4G5
34Four-spotted PennantBrachymesia gravida5S5G5
35Calico PennantCelithemis elisa8S5G5
36Halloween PennantCelithemis eponina17S5G5
37Banded PennantCelithemis fasciata9S5G5
38Swift SetwingDythemis velox8S4S5G5
39Eastern PondhawkErythemis simplicicollis30S5G5
40Little Blue DragonletErythrodiplax minuscula2S5G5
41Blue CorporalLadona deplanata6S5G5
42Golden-winged SkimmerLibellula auripennis3S5G5
43Bar-winged SkimmerLibellula axilena1S5G5
44Spangled SkimmerLibellula cyanea5S5G5
45Yellow-sided SkimmerLibellula flavida5S4S5G5
46Slaty SkimmerLibellula incesta23S5G5
47Widow SkimmerLibellula luctuosa27S5G5
48Twelve-spotted SkimmerLibellula pulchella2S4G5
49Painted SkimmerLibellula semifasciata3S5G5
50Great Blue SkimmerLibellula vibrans11S5G5
51Roseate SkimmerOrthemis ferruginea3S3S4G5
52Blue DasherPachydiplax longipennis25S5G5
53Wandering GliderPantala flavescens23S5G5
54Spot-winged GliderPantala hymenaea4S5G5
55Eastern AmberwingPerithemis tenera25S5G5
56Common WhitetailPlathemis lydia38S5G5
57Blue-faced MeadowhawkSympetrum ambiguum7S5G5
58Autumn MeadowhawkSympetrum vicinum3S5G5
59Carolina SaddlebagsTramea carolina20S5G5
60Black SaddlebagsTramea lacerata25S5G5
61Southern SpreadwingLestes australis3S5G5
62Amber-winged SpreadwingLestes eurinus1WS3G5
63Slender SpreadwingLestes rectangularis2S5G5
64Swamp SpreadwingLestes vigilax3S5G5
65Sparkling JewelwingCalopteryx dimidiata2S5G5
66Ebony JewelwingCalopteryx maculata4S5G5
67Smoky RubyspotHetaerina titia1S5G5
68Eastern Red DamselAmphiagrion saucium2S3S4G5
69Blue-fronted DancerArgia apicalis13S5G5
70Variable DancerArgia fumipennis12S5G5
71Powdered DancerArgia moesta4S5G5
72Blue-ringed DancerArgia sedula6S5G5
73Blue-tipped DancerArgia tibialis7S5G5
74Dusky DancerArgia translata4S4G5
75Aurora DamselChromagrion conditum1S3S4 G5
76Azure BluetEnallagma aspersum2S4G5
77Double-striped BluetEnallagma basidens4S5G5
78Familiar BluetEnallagma civile6S5G5
79Attenuated BluetEnallagma daeckii1S4G4
80Turquoise BluetEnallagma divagans2S5G5
81Atlantic BluetEnallagma doubledayi1S5G5
82Stream BluetEnallagma exsulans3S5G5
83Skimming BluetEnallagma geminatum2S5G5
84Orange BluetEnallagma signatum9S5G5
85Slender BluetEnallagma traviatum3S5G5
86Citrine ForktailIschnura hastata5S5G5
87Lilypad ForktailIschnura kellicotti1S4G5
88Fragile ForktailIschnura posita12S5G5
89Furtive ForktailIschnura prognata1S3S4G4
90Rambur's ForktailIschnura ramburii3S5G5