Defiance County

Total number of species: 81

Total abundance of specimens in database: 496

Places to visit: Defiance Reservoir, Bronson Park, Riverside Park,  Independence Dam State Park See our Searching for Dragonflies and Damselflies Tab

Species List known from county:

Species # Records Recent
Common Sanddragon 12 1946
Midland Clubtail 3 1982
Plains Clubtail 1 2006
Handsome Clubtail 8 1943
Cobra Clubtail 3 1995
Skillet Clubtail 1 1950
Pronghorn Clubtail 11 1945
Dusky Clubtail 18 1948
Lilypad Clubtail 6 1948
Unicorn Clubtail 2 2017
Flag-tailed Spinyleg 23 1995
Black-shouldered Spinyleg 3 1994
Fawn Darner 6 1984
Common Green Darner 12 1949
Cyrano Darner 4 1984
Swamp Darner 6 1944
Shadow Darner 4 1951
Lance-tipped Darner 22 1959
Canada Darner 4 1950
Swift River Cruiser 3 1994
Royal River Cruiser 22 1995
Wabash River Cruiser 4 1995
Gilded River Cruiser 1 1995
Prince Baskettail 3 2017
Common Baskettail 2 1999
Mocha Emerald 4 1960
Plains Emerald 1 1993
Eastern Amberwing 13 2017
Halloween Pennant 2 1998
Calico Pennant 3 2017
Banded Pennant 1 1994
Widow Skimmer 10 2017
Spangled Skimmer 5 1944
Painted Skimmer 2 1946
Twelve-spotted Skimmer 11 2017
Slaty Skimmer 5 1957
Great Blue Skimmer 9 1946
Common Whitetail 8 1984
Blue-faced Meadowhawk 2 1962
White-faced Meadowhawk 7 1962
Ruby Meadowhawk 14 1957
Band-winged Meadowhawk 6 1957
Autumn Meadowhawk 5 1947
Dot-tailed Whiteface 6 1951
Blue Dasher 10 2017
Eastern Pondhawk 7 2017
Spot-winged Glider 1 1958
Wandering Glider 4 1995
Black Saddlebags 3 1945
Carolina Saddlebags 1 1994
Ebony Jewelwing 6 1957
American Rubyspot 8 2017
Elegant Spreadwing 2 1944
Amber-winged Spreadwing 1 2003
Spotted Spreadwing 1 1962
Lyre-tipped Spreadwing 1 1950
Sweetflag Spreadwing 2 1972
Southern Spreadwing 1 1946
Slender Spreadwing 3 1972
Emerald Spreadwing 3 1972
Swamp Spreadwing 1 1972
Blue-fronted Dancer 25 2017
Violet Dancer 9 2017
Powdered Dancer 13 2017
Blue-ringed Dancer 1 1943
Blue-tipped Dancer 5 1982
Dusky Dancer 3 2017
Hagen’s Bluet 1 1951
Boreal Bluet 2 1951
Skimming Bluet 10 2017
Orange Bluet 5 2017
Vesper Bluet 3 1944
Marsh Bluet 3 1982
Stream Bluet 15 2017
Rainbow Bluet 1 1949
Familiar Bluet 13 2017
Double-striped Bluet 10 2017
Azure Bluet 1 1950
Westfall’s Slender Bluet 5 2004
Fragile Forktail 2 2017
Eastern Forktail 16 2017

 


Species found in surrounding counties, but yet to be reported: (possible county records to watch for)

Species County Recent
Dragonhunter Williams 1957
Dragonhunter Paulding 1950
Rusty Snaketail Williams 1961
Eastern Ringtail Paulding 1954
Riverine Clubtail Williams 1959
Riverine Clubtail Paulding 1960
Elusive Clubtail Williams 1946
Russet-tipped Clubtail Williams 1947
Russet-tipped Clubtail Paulding 1960
Russet-tipped Clubtail Putnam 1995
Arrow Clubtail Williams 1962
Arrow Clubtail Paulding 1950
Ashy Clubtail Williams 1961
Lancet Clubtail Williams 2015
Rapids Clubtail Williams 1951
Laura’s Clubtail Williams 1960
Springtime Darner Williams 2015
Comet Darner Paulding 1949
Comet Darner Williams 2017
Spatterdock Darner Williams 2011
Variable Darner Williams 1951
Mottled Darner Williams 1996
Black-tipped Darner Williams 1957
Green-striped Darner Paulding 1951
Green-striped Darner Williams 1961
Delta-spotted Spiketail Williams 2008
Arrowhead Spiketail Williams 1959
Georgia river cruiser Paulding 1956
Hine’s Emerald Williams 1956
Chalk-fronted Corporal Williams 1996
Four-spotted Skimmer Williams 1953
Variegated Meadowhawk Paulding 1957
Variegated Meadowhawk Putnam 1961
Cherry-faced Meadowhawk Putnam 1956
Cherry-faced Meadowhawk Paulding 1954
Cherry-faced Meadowhawk Williams 1953
Saffron-winged Meadowhawk Putnam 1956
Saffron-winged Meadowhawk Paulding 1952
Saffron-winged Meadowhawk Williams 1954
Red Saddlebags Paulding 1948
River Jewelwing Williams 1951
Smoky Rubyspot Williams 1957
Smoky Rubyspot Paulding 1959
Great Spreadwing Paulding 1962
Northern Spreadwing Henry 1996
Eastern Red Damsel Williams 1955
Sphagnum Sprite Williams 1962
Sedge Sprite Paulding 1954
Sedge Sprite Williams 1959
Aurora Damsel Williams 1961
Aurora Damsel Paulding 1944
Taiga Bluet Paulding 1945
Turquoise Bluet Williams 1951
Northern Bluet Williams 1953
Lilypad Forktail Williams 2004
Citrine Forktail Paulding 1950
Citrine Forktail Williams 1949