Online Resources and Links


Odonata Central online database for North and South American species

Minnesota Dragonfly Society

Japanese Sympetrum by Mr. Katsunari Takahashi

Danish Dragonflies by Erland Refling Nielsen

World Odonata List by Martin Schorr and Dennis Paulson

Taxonomy [Odonata] by J. van Tol

China Odonatology Research

British Dragonfly Society





Robert Cannings. 2002. Introducing the Dragonflies of British Columbia and the Yukon. British Columbia Provincial Museum.


Robert A. Cannings and Kathleen M. Stuart. 1977. The Dragonflies of British Columbia. British Columbia Provincial Museum.


Philip Corbet and Stephen Brooks. 2008. Dragonflies. Collins (England).


Ilkka Hanski. 1999. Metapopulation Ecology. Oxford.


Longfield, Cynthia. (1949). The Dragonflies of the British Isles. Frederick Warne.


Kurt Mead. 2003. Dragonflies of the North Woods. Kollath-Stensaas Publishing.


Needham, James G. and Minter J. Westfall, Jr. (1955). A Manual of the Dragonflies of North America. University of California Press.


Akira Ozono, Itsuro Kawashima and Ryo Futahashi. 2012. Dragonflies of Japan. Bun-ichi (Japan)


Paulson, Dennis. (2009). Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West. Princeton


Pilgrim, Erik M. (2006). Systematics of the Sympetrine dragonflies with emphasis on the phylogeny, taxonomy, and historical biogeography of the genus Sympetrum (Odonata: Libellulidae). PhD Thesis. Utah State University.


Tillyard, Robin John. (2005). The Biology of Dragonflies. Elibron Classics Replica Edition.


Walker, Edmund M. (2008). The Odonata of Canada and Alaska. Three volumes. University of Toronto Press on-demand replica.




Journal Articles

Haarstad, J. A. (1980). The Dragonflies of Cedar Creek Natural History Area. Unpublished manuscript available from Entomology Library, Hodson Hall, University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus.


Haarstad, J. A. (1997). The Dragonflies of selected eastern Minnesota rivers. MN DNR Report.


Hamrum, C. L., M. A. Anderson, and M. Boole (1971). Distribution and habitat preference of Minnesota dragonfly species (Odonata: Anisoptera). II. J. Minn. Acad. Sci. 37: 93-96.


Kalkman, V.J., Clausnitzer, V., Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Orr, A.G., Paulson, D.R. & van Tol, J. (2008) Global diversity of dragonflies (Odonata) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia, 595, 351–363.


Miller, L. A., C. L. Hamrum, and M. A. Anderson (1964). Identification and distribution of Sympetrum in Minnesota (Odonata: Libellulidae). J. Minn. Acad. Sci. 31: 116-120.


Whedon, A.D., 1914, Preliminary notes on the Odonata of Southern Minnnesota, Ann. Rept. of State Entomologist of Minnesota, pp. 77-103