A yellowish dragonfly with black on its wingtips and near the body
The wings are what stands out on this Calico Pennant Dragonfly


A Checklist of Dragonflies of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
Revised 2/26/2004

A printed version of a dragonfly factsheet, with additional information is also available.

Calopterygidae - broad-winged damsels
___ River Jewelwing, Calopteryx aequabilis
___ Ebony Jewelwing, Calopteryx maculate
___ American Ruby-spot, Hetaerina americana

Coenagrionidae - pond damsels
___ Blue-fronted dancer, Argia apicalis
___ Blue-tipped Dancer, Argia tibialis
___ Hagen's Bluet, Enallagma hageni

Aeshnidae - darners
___ Canada Darner, Aeshna canadensis
___ Lance-tipped Darner, Aeshna constricta
___ Shadow Darner, Aeshna umbrosa
___ Green Darner, Anax junius
___ Springtime Darner, Basiaeschna janata
___ Fawn Darner, Boyeria vinosa

Gomphidae - clubtails
___ Horned Clubtail, Arigomphus cornutus
___ Black-shouldered Spinyleg, Dromogomphus spinosis
___ Midland Clubtail, Gomphurus fraternus
___ * Splendid Clubtail, Gomphurus lineatifrons
___ Cobra Clubtail, Gomphurus vastus
___ * Skillet Clubtail, Gomphurus ventricosus
___ Moustached Clubtail, Gomphus adelphus
___ Green-faced Clubtail, Gomphus viridifrons
___ Ashy Clubtail,Gomphus lividus
___ * Rapids Clubtail, Gomphus quadricolor
___ Dusky Clubtail, Gomphus spicatus
___ Dragonhunter, Hagenius brevistylus
___ * Extra-striped Snaketail, Ophiogomphus anomalus
___ Boreal Snaketail, Ophiogomphus colubrinus
___ * Pygmy Snaketail, Ophiogomphus howei
___ Rusty Snaketail, Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis
___ * St. Croix Snaketail, Ophiogomphus susbehcha
___ Common Sanddragon, Progomphus obscurus
___ * Riverine Clubtail, Stylurus amnicola
___ Arrow Clubtail, Stylurus spiniceps

Cordulegastridae - spiketails
___ Twin-spotted spiketail, Cordulegaster maculate
___ * Arrowhead Spiketail, Cordulegaster oblique

Macromiidae - cruisers
___ Stream Cruiser, Didymops transversa
___ Illinois River Cruiser, Macromia illinoiensis

Cordulidae - emeralds
___ Racket-tailed Emerald, Dorocordulia libera
___ Beaverpond Baskettail, Epitheca canis
___ Prince Baskettail, Epitheca princes
___ Common Baskettail, Epitheca cynosure
___ Spiny Baskettail, Epitheca spinigera
___ * Smoky Shadowfly, Neurocordulia molesta
___ * Stygian Shadowfly, Neurocordulia yamaskanensis
___ * Kennedy's Emerald, Somatochlora kennedyi

Libellulidae - skimmers
___ Calico pennant, Celithemis elisa
___ Dot-tailed Whiteface, Leucorrhinia intacta
___ Pied Skimmer, Libellula luctuosa
___ Four-spotted Skimmer, Libellula quadrimaculata

___ (no common name) Ladona julia
___ Whitetail, Plathemis lydia

* Population is listed as endangered, threatened, rare, or of special concern by state and/or federal agencies.

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