According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, our state has 164 species of dragonflies and damselflies. Although I can’t document them all here, this is a scrapbook of the dragonflies that I have encountered while hiking in Ohio. I plan on updating this page whenever I photograph new species. At a later time I will publish a page dedicated exclusively to damselflies.
It’s often the case that the male and female specimens of the same species look different. If I can, I’ll include a photo of both.
Below are shortcut links to specific species listed on this page. Feedback and/or corrections are welcome.