Maps: Distributions across Ohio

Note: Just because a county has only old records or no records of a species, does not mean that the species is not present! Instead, it reflects a combination of sampling effort and potential presence/absence. Use these maps more to understand where you are might find something, not where you are unlikely to find something.

Older (now outdated) species lists by county can be found under the County Lists Tab, broken up by region (Central, Northeastern, Northwestern, Southeastern, and Southwestern)

An older statewide species list is available as a printable all Ohio Dragonfly Checklist (as pdf or Excel) and an All Ohio Damselfly Checklist (as pdf or Excel). These can be used in the field or at home to get excited about finding other species.

Current maps: Data from the Ohio Odonata Society and vetted iNaturalist records, as of December 2021. Jim Lemon made the new maps (organized here by common name alphabetically). The darker the color, the more recently it was observed in that county. Counties with a white dot in the center illustrate a county record for that year.

Here is a printable PDF of the 2017 maps (organized by family with annotation).

There should be 172 maps, accounting for hybrids and other oddities, which you can click to expand.
Date last updated: 9 January 2022.