• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Mississippi

    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, Millipedes

Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata)
About 100 species of dragonflies and 40 species of damselflies live in Minnesota. Dragonfly watching on warm days in late morning into the evening is a rapidly growing hobby for many people. Following are several of the more interesting species or groups of these intriguing insects that may be found in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.

Dragonflies Damselflies
Blue Dasher
Common Green Darner
Common Whitetail
Eastern Pondhawk
Four-spotted Skimmer
Halloween Pennant
Meadowhawks
Twelve-spotted Skimmer
Widow Skimmer
Bluets
Ebony Jewelwing
Spreadwings


Did You Know?

Mississippi River Watershed

The Mississippi River Basin, or watershed, drains 41% of the continental United States including 31 states and 2 Canadian provinces.