Dragonflies are typically larger and more robust than damselflies. The fore- and hindwings are unequal in size, there is no narrowing at the wing bases, and the wings are held open. The eyes are not widely separated and, in fact, are touching in all families other than the Petaltails and Clubtails. Dragonflies are strong flyers and may often be seen patrolling streams and rivers or darting about above ponds and lakes. Like damselflies, they have three main body parts: head, thorax, and abdomen.

      Anisoptera (Dragonflies) of Georgia

Petaluridae (Petaltails)

Tachopteryx  thoreyi (Gray Petaltail)

Aeshnidae (Darners)

Aeshna umbrosa (Shadow Darner)

Anax junius (Common Green Darner)

Anax longipes (Comet Darner)

Basiaeschna janata (Springtime Darner)

Boyeria grafiana (Ocellated Darner)

Boyeria vinosa (Fawn Darner)

Coryphaeschna ingens (Regal Darner)

Epiaeschna heros (Swamp Darner)

Gomphaeschna antilope (Taper-tailed Darner)

Gomphaeschna furcillata (Harlequin Darner)

Gynacantha nervosa (Twilight Darner)

Nasiaeschna pentacantha (Cyrano Darner)

Triacanthagyna trifida (Phantom Darner)

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Gomphidae (Clubtails)

Aphylla williamsoni (Two-striped Forceptail)

Arigomphus pallidus (Gray-green Clubtail)

Arigomphus villosipes (Unicorn Clubtail)

Dromogomphus armatus (Southeastern Spinyleg)

Dromogomphus spinosus (Black-shouldered Spinyleg)

Dromogomphus spoliatus (Flag-tailed Spinyleg)

Eastern Ringtail (Erpetogomphus designatus)

Gomphurus dilatatus (Blackwater Clubtail)

Gomphurus hybridus (Cocoa Clubtail)

Gomphurus lineatifrons (Splendid Clubtail)

Gomphurus vastus (Cobra Clubtail)

Hagenius brevistylus (Dragonhunter)

Hylogomphus adelphus (Mustached Clubtail)

Hylogomphus apomyius (Banner Clubtail)

Hylogomphus geminatus (Twin-striped Clubtail)

Hylogomphus parvidens (Piedmont Clubtail)

Hylogomphus viridifrons (Green-faced Clubtail)

Lanthus vernalis (Southern Pygmy Clubtail)

Ophiogomphus edmundo (Edmund's Snaketail)

Ophiogomphus howei (Pygmy Snaketail)

Ophiogomphus incurvatus (Appalachian Snaketail)

Ophiogomphus mainensis (Maine Snaketail)

Phanogomphus australis (Clearlake Clubtail)

Phanogomphus cavillaris (Sandhill Clubtail)

Phanogomphus diminutus (Diminutive Clubtail)

Phanogomphus exilis (Lancet Clubtail)

Phanogomphus lividus (Ashy Clubtail)

Phanogomphus minutus (Cypress Clubtail)

Phanogomphus quadricolor (Rapids Clubtail)

Progomphus alachuensis (Tawny Sanddragon)

Progomphus obscurus (Common Sanddragon)

Stenogomphus consanguis (Cherokee Clubtail)

Stenogomphus rogersi (Sable Clubtail)

Stylogomphus albistylus (Eastern Least Clubtail)

Stylurus amnicola (Riverine Clubtail)

Stylurus ivae (Shining Clubtail)

Stylurus laurae (Laura’s Clubtail)

Stylurus notatus (Elusive Clubtail)

Stylurus plagiatus (Russet-tipped Clubtail)

Stylurus scudderi (Zebra Clubtail)

Stylurus spiniceps (Arrow Clubtail)

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Cordulegastridae (Spiketails)

Cordulegaster bilineata (Brown Spiketail)

Cordulegaster erronea (TIger Spiketail)

Cordulegaster maculata (Twin-spotted Spiketail)

Cordulegaster obliqua (Arrowhead Spiketail)

Cordulegaster sayi (Say’s Spiketail)

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Macromiidae (Cruisers)

Didymops transversa (Stream Cruiser)

Macromia alleghaniensis (Allegheny River Cruiser)

Macromia illinoiensis (Swift River Cruiser)

Macromia margarita (Mountain RIver Cruiser)

Macromia taeniolata (Royal River Cruiser)

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Corduliidae (Emeralds)

Epitheca costalis (Slender Baskettail)

Epitheca cynosura (Common Baskettail)

Epitheca princeps (Prince Baskettail)

Epitheca semiaquea (Mantled Baskettail)

Epitheca sepia (Sepia Baskettail)

Epitheca spinosa (Robust Baskettail)

Epitheca stella (Florida Baskettail)

Helocordulia selysii (Selys’s Sundragon)

Helocordulia uhleri (Uhler’s Sundragon)

Neuocordulia alabamensis (Alabama Shadowdragon)

Neurocordulia molesta (Smoky Shadowdragon)

Neurocordulia obsoleta (Umber Shadowdragon)

Neurocordulia virginiensis (Cinnamon Shadowdragon)

Somatochlora elongata (Ski-tipped Emerald)

Somatochlora filosa (Fine-lined Emerald)

Somatochlora georgiana (Coppery Emerald)

Somatochlora linearis (Mocha Emerald)

Somatochlora provocans (Treetop Emerald)

Somatochlora tenebrosa (Clamp-tipped Emerald)

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Libellulidae (Skimmers)

Brachymesia furcata (Red-tailed Pennant)

Brachymesia gravida (Four-spotted Pennant)

Celithemis amanda (Amanda's Pennant)

Celithemis bertha (Red-veined Pennant)

Celithemis elisa (Calico Pennant)

Celithemis eponina (Halloween Pennant)

Celithemis fasciata (Banded Pennant)

Celithemis ornata (Ornate Pennant)

Celithemis verna (Double-ringed Pennanat)

Dythemis velox (Swift Setwing)

E ythemis simplicicollis (Eastern Pondhawk)

Erythrodiplax berenice (Seaside Dragonlet)

Erythrodiplax minuscula (Little Blue Dragonlet)

Ladona deplanata (Blue Corporal)

Libellula auripennis (Golden-winged Skimmer)

Libellula axilena (Bar-winged Skimmer)

Libellula cyanea (Spangled Skimmer)

Libellula flavida Yellow-sided Skimmer)

Libellula incesta (Slaty Skimmer)

Libellula luctuosa (Widow Skimmer)

Libellula needhami (Needham's Skimmer)

Libellula pulchella (Twelve-spotted Skimmer)

Libellula semifasciata (Painted Skimmer)

Libellula vibrans (Great Blue Skimmer)

Miathyria marcella (Hyacinth Glider)iii

Macrodiplax balteata (Marl Pennant)

Nannothemis bella (Elfin Skimmer)

Orthemis ferruginea (Roseate Skimmer)

Pachydiplax longipennis (Blue Dasher)

Pantala flavescens (Wandering Glider)

Pantala hymenaea (Spot-winged Glider)

Perithemis tenera (Eastern Amberwing)

Plathemis lydia (Common Whitetail)

Sympetrum ambiguum (Blue-faced Meadowhawk)

Sympetrum corruptum (Variegated Meadowhawk)

Sympetrum rubicundulum (Ruby Meadowhawk)

Sympetrum semicinctum (Band-winged Meadowhawk)

Sympetrum vicinum (Autumn Meadowhawk)

Carolina Saddlebags (Tramea carolina)

Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)

Red Saddlebags (Tramea onusta)

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