There are three sources of information covering the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Georgia:


  1. Mauffray, Bill & Giff Beaton. 10-June 2005. The Distribution of Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) in Georgia. Bulletin of American Odonatology. Volume 9, number 2, pp 21-66  (web version): Presented is a list of 173 odonate taxa (170 species) from Georgia.  Four taxa are newly added to the state list: Calopteryx amata,  Argia fumipennis violacea, Enallagma coecum, and Gomphus australis.  Several species listed in recent publications are removed from the list:  Lestes forcipatus, Gomphus crassus, Gomphus septima, Cordulegaster diastatops, Epitheca spinigera, Erythrodiplax umbrata, Ladona exusta, and Libellula jesseana.  Synonyms and unsupportable older species records are discussed. [Extensive bibliography included and expected species are also discussed]


2.     Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) of Georgia and the Southeast by Giff Beaton : This site offers view identification-oriented photos for Georgia's odonates by family. Along with flight dates, and a brief discussion of each species habitat. Also included is a downloadable pdf Odonate Field Checklist for Georgia and a series of images covering the emergence of an adult dragonfly from the larval stage plus other emergence shots and a link to a page of larvae shots. This site is a preview to Giff’s full color field guide to the Odonata of Georgia expected soon.


  1. Georgia County Odonata Database, Maps, and Images by Marion M. Dobbs : This site offers an overview of the current status of the various dragonfly and damselfly species found in Georgia. It includes county-based maps of species distribution patterns along with images and flight seasons for each. Also included are lists of Georgia odonata (Anisoptera and Zygoptera), species totals for each county, behavioral images, and other general information about odonates and Georgia.

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