Odonata Societies and Forums

Belgim Dragonfly Working Group

British Dragonfly Society 

Dragonfly Society of the Americas (DSA)

Dutch Dragonfly Association (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Libellenstudie, NVL)

Hokkaido Odonatological Society

Kansai Research Group of Odonatology (KRGO) (In Japanese)

Société Française d’Odonatologie

Society of German-language Odonatologists(Gesellschaft deutschsprachiger Odonatologen, GdO

The Japanese Society for Odonatology (In Japanese)

Nordisk Odonatologisk Forum by Martin Peterson


Odonata Photography

Africa Dragonfly, a photo database of African odonates maintained by KD Dijkstra

ARKive ( / )

ARKive is the ultimate multimedia guide to the world’s endangered species. Explore and search for videos, photos and facts about the world’s endangered biodiversity, including odonata species.

Asia Dragonfly, a photo database of East Asian dragonflies by Eric Gibert

Dragonflies on DragonFly BSD, a blog about Odonata photography (and more), run on theDragonFly Operating System

Dragonflypix. A site dedicated to pictures of European and Australian dragonflies.

European Odonata, a database maintained by Robert Geerts. 

Odonata photographs by Oleg Kosterin; taken in different regions,

mostly in Siberia


Regional Pages


Africa Dragonfly, a photo database of African odonates maintained by KD Dijkstra


Alaska: Dragonflies of Alaska, by Mary Hopson

California Dragonflies and Damselflies, by Kathy Biggs

Idaho: Digital Atlas of IdahoOdonata

Michigan Odonata Survey from the University of Michigan

Missouri Odonata Occurrences

Ohio: Ohio Odonata Survey sponsored by Marietta College

Texas: Digital Dragonfly Project

Texas: Odonata of Texas: checklists and a collection of images by Omar Bocanegra

West Virginia: Dragonflies and Damselflies of West Virginia, by Stephen Cresswell


Asia Dragonfly, a photo database of East Asian dragonflies by Eric Gibert

Indian Odonata, by Francy Kakkasseri

Odonata collection of the Siberian Zoological Museum.


Bulgarian Dragonflies, by Milen Marinov

Danish Odonata, by Erland Nielsen

Dragonflies and Damselflies of Europe, by Antoine van der Heijden

Dragonflies of Finland, by Sami Karjalainen

Eastern Mediterranean: Odonata of the Eastern Mediterranean, by Marcel Wasscher 

Hungary: Szitakötők

Ireland: DragonflyIreland

Italian Dragonflies, by Elisa Riservato and Sönke Hardersen.

Netherlands: Dutch Dragonflies

Netherlands: Libellennieuwsbrief: a newsletter with news about dragonflies and damselflies in the Netherlands

Russia: Odonata of Russia by Daniel Osipov


Western Australia Dragonflies, by Jan Taylor


Odonata web resources

Dragonfly Biodiversity. Information from the Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound. Site maintained by Dennis Paulson

Günter Bechly’s Odonatology website. A site with lots of information and pictures;  it also provides links to other sites that contain information on both fossil and recent Odonata.

International Dragonfly Fund (IDF). Purpose is to promote dragonfly protection and research

International Odonata Research Institute, by Bill Mauffray. The site offers a portal to species list and images from all over the world; email contacts from around the world, available books and supplies, and lots more. A website to register your sightings of dragonflies in the world

OdonataCentral by John C. Abbott. A site containing information about the distribution, biogeography and biodiversity of Odonata in North America, including Mexico, with special emphasis on Texas and the surrounding states.

Odonata Links on the World Wide Web: Oregon Dragonfly and Damselfly Survey

Odonatological Bibliography, compiled by Günter Bechly

Roy Beckemeyer’s Odonata site. General information; dragonflies and damselflies of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma;images, links, and bibliography