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The known distribution of dragonflies and damselflies in the state of Idaho.

Methodology

When beginning to compile the data for Idaho, I was thrilled to find Dennis Paulson's distribution/seasonality listing, The Dragonflies (Odonata) of Idaho, a great online resource which gave me a frame of reference for the Idaho fauna. In Idaho, a total of seventy-eight (78) species have been recorded--twenty-two (22) damselflies and fifty-six (56) dragonflies. (Paulson)

In the last few years, the advent of John Abbott's remarkable on-line Odonata Central (www.odonatacentral.org) has proven to be a valuable resource for listing individual collecting efforts, and documenting the presence of odonate species throughout the New World.

Information from Odonata Central for the selected counties was extracted first, with the submissions from Thomas W. Donnelly's Dot Map Project segregated from those entries representing collections by other individuals.

The author has presented the distribution data in several ways: first, by listing each species, showing first a distribution map, then a listing, of the counties from which the species has been reported. English names, as well as the taxonomic arrangement of the species accounts, are taken from Paulson & Dunkle.

This section is followed by a listing of the counties of the state, with a state map showing the location of the particular county, followed by a listing of the individual species which have been reported within each county.

THE COUNTIES OF IDAHO (44)

Ada

Adams

Bannock

Bear

Benewah

Bingham

Blaine

Boise

Bonner

Bonneville

Boundary

Butte

Camas

Canyon

Caribou

Cassia

Clark

Clearwater

Custer

Elmore

Franklin

Fremont

Gem

Gooding

Idaho

Jefferson

Jerome

Kootenai

Latah

Lemhi

Lewis

Lincoln

Lake

Madison

Minidoka

Nez Perce

Oneida

Owyhee

Payette

Power

Shoshone

Teton

Twin Falls

Valley

Washington

Summary

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information. Any erroneous or incomplete data is the fault of the author. All suggestions, comments, or corrections are welcomed, and should be directed to:

George G. Sims

799 Vance Drive

Lander, Wyoming 82520-3519

georgesims@hotmail.com

THE SPECIES DISTRIBUTIONS

Suborder

ZYGOPTERA

Damselflies

CALOPTERYGIDAE

Broad-winged Damsels

Calopteryx Leach

Jewelwings

Calopteryx aequabilis

River jewelwing

Ada

Benewah

Blaine

Canyon

Franklin

Latah

Lincoln

Owyhee

Twin Falls

Valley

LESTIDAE

Spreadwings

Archilestes Selys

Stream Spreadwings

Archilestes californicus

California spreadwing

Latah

Nez Perce

Lestes Leach

Pond Spreadwings

Lestes congener

Spotted spreadwing

Ada

Bannock

Bear Lake

Bingham

Blaine

Boise

Bonner

Boundary

Butte

Caribou

Cassia

Franklin

Gooding

Idaho

Jefferson

Kootenai

Latah

Lemhi

Lincoln

Madison

Minidoka

Nez Perce

Oneida

Power

Lestes disjunctus

Northern spreadwing

Adams

Bear Lake

Bonner

Boundary

Franklin

Idaho

Jefferson

Nez Perce

Valley

Lestes dryas

Emerald spreadwing

Adams

Bear Lake

Bingham

Blaine

Boise

Caribou

Clearwater

Custer

Franklin

Idaho

Jefferson

Lemhi

Oneida

Owyhee

Power

Valley

Lestes forcipatus

Sweetflag spreadwing

Boundary

Lestes ungulculatus

Lyre-tipped spreadwing

Bannock

Bear Lake

Benewah

Bonner

Boundary

Butte

Camas

Franklin

Gooding

Idaho

Jefferson

Kootenai

Latah

Lemhi

Lincoln

Nez Perce

Oneida

Power

Valley

COENAGRIONIDAE

Pond Damsels

Amphiagrion Selys

Red Damsels

Amphiagrion abbreviatum

Western red damsel

Ada

Adams

Bannock

Bear Lake

Benewah

Bonner

Boundary

Butte

Camas

Caribou

Cassia

Clark

Clearwater

Custer

Elmore

Franklin

Gooding

Idaho

Jefferson

Kootenai

Latah

Lemhi

Nez Perce

Oneida

Owyhee

Power

Twin Falls

Valley

Argia Rambur

Dancers

Argia alberta

Paiute dancer

Clark

Owyhee

Power

Argia emma

Emma's dancer

Adams

Bannock

Bear Lake

Canyon

Clearwater

Elmore

Franklin

Idaho

Lincoln

Oneida

Owyhee

Power

Twin Falls

Argia vivida

Vivid dancer

Boise

Cassia

Gooding

Idaho

Latah

Nez Perce

Owyhee

Power

Twin Falls

Valley

Coenagrion Kirby

Eurasian Bluets

Coenagrion resolutum

Taiga bluet

Adams

Benewah

Blaine

Boundary

Clearwater

Custer

Jefferson

Lemhi

Valley

Enallagma Charpentier

American Bluets

Enallagma anna

River bluet

Bannock

Bingham

Caribou

Cassia

Elmore

Lincoln

Oneida

Owyhee

Power

Twin Falls

Enallagma annexum

Northern bluet

Bannock

Bingham

Boise

Bonner

Boundary

Caribou

Cassia

Franklin

Fremont

Latah

Lemhi

Lewis

Owyhee

Enallagma boreale

Boreal bluet

Ada

Adams

Bannock

Bear Lake

Benewah

Bingham

Blaine

Boise

Bonner

Bonneville

Boundary

Butte

Camas

Clearwater

Custer

Elmore

Franklin

Fremont

Idaho

Jefferson

Kootenai

Latah

Lemhi

Lewis

Lincoln

Minidoka

Owyhee

Power

Valley

Enallagma carunculatum

Tule bluet

Ada

Bannock

Benewah

Bingham

Boise

Boundary

Canyon

Cassia

Elmore

Franklin

Jefferson

Kootenai

Latah

Lemhi

Lincoln

Minidoka

Nez Perce

Oneida

Owyhee

Power

Valley

Enallagma clausum

Alkali bluet

Bear Lake

Bingham

Cassia

Elmore

Lincoln

Owyhee

Power

Enallagma ebrium

Marsh bluet

Benewah

Bonner

Boundary

Clark

Jefferson

Kootenai

Ischnura Charpentier

Forktails

Ischnura cervula

Pacific forktail

Ada

Adams

Bannock

Bear Lake

Benewah

Bingham

Boise

Bonner

Boundary

Caribou

Cassia

Franklin

Gooding

Idaho

Jefferson

Kootenai

Latah

Nez Perce

Owyhee

Power

Twin Falls

Valley

Ischnura denticollis

Black-fronted forktail

Owyhee

Ischnura perparva

Western forktail

Ada

Adams

Bannock

Benewah

Bingham

Blaine

Boise

Bonner

Boundary

Butte

Camas

Caribou

Cassia

Clearwater

Custer

Franklin

Idaho

Kootenai

Latah

Lemhi

Lincoln

Minidoka

Nez Perce

Oneida

Owyhee

Power

Twin Falls

Valley

Nehalennia Selys

Sprites

Nehalennia irene

Sedge sprite

Boundary

SUBORDER

ANISOPTERA

Dragonflies

AESHNIDAE

Darners

Aeshna Fabricius

Mosaic Darners

Aeshna canadensis

Canada darner

Bonner

Boundary

Aeshna constricta

Lance-tipped darner

Bear Lake

Bonner

Caribou

Jefferson

Madison

Shoshone

Aeshna eremita

Lake darner

Bonner

Boundary

Clark

Clearwater

Aeshna interrupta

Variable darner

Bannock

Bingham

Blaine

Boise

Bonner

Boundary

Butte

Caribou

Clearwater

Elmore

Franklin

Idaho

Jefferson

Kootenai

Latah

Power

Valley

Aeshnajuncea

Sedge darner

Boundary

Aeshna palmata

Paddle-tailed darner

Bannock

Blaine

Bonner

Boundary

Butte

Cassia

Clark

Franklin

Fremont

Idaho

Kootenai

Latah

Power

Shoshone

Twin Falls

Aeshna sitchensis

Zigzag darner

Bonner

Custer

Oneida

Aeshna tuberculifera

Black-tipped darner

Bonner

Aeshna umbrosa

Shadow darner

Bannock

Bear Lake

Blaine

Bonner

Boundary

Clark

Idaho

Jefferson

Kootenai

Latah

Nez Perce

Anax Leach

Green Darners

Anax junius

Common green darner

Ada

Bannock

Bear Lake

Benewah

Boise

Bonner

Boundary

Canyon

Cassia

Elmore

Franklin

Gooding

Latah

Lemhi

Nez Perce

Owyhee

Power

Twin Falls

Rhionaeschna Forster

Neotropical Darners

Rhionaeschna californica

California darner

Ada

Benewah

Bingham

Bonner

Boundary

Canyon

Elmore

Franklin

Kootenai

Latah

Nez Perce

Rhionaeschna multicolor

Blue-eyed darner

Ada

Benewah

Bingham

Boise

Cassia

Elmore

Franklin

Gooding

Idaho

Jefferson

Latah

Lemhi

Nez Perce

Owyhee

Power

Twin Falls

GOMPHIDAE

Clubtails

Erpetogomphus Selys

Ringtails

Erpetogomphus compositus

White-belted ringtail

Owyhee

Gomphus Leach

Common Clubtails

Gomphus externus

Plains clubtail

Bannock

Franklin

Oneida

Gomphus graslinellus

Pronghorn clubtail

Bonner

Gomphus kurilis

Pacific clubtail

Valley

Ophiogomphus Selys

Snaketails

Ophiogomphus occidentis

Sinuous snaketail

Canyon

Nez Perce

Ophiogomphus severus

Pale snaketail

Bannock

Benewah

Bonner

Boundary

Caribou

Cassia

Elmore

Fremont

Latah

Lincoln

Owyhee

Teton

Twin Falls

Valley

Progomphus Selys

Sanddragons

Progomphus borealis

Gray sanddragon

Owyhee

Stylurus Needham

Hanging Clubtails

Stylurus olivaceus

Olive clubtail

Cassia

Franklin

Nez Perce

Power

CORDULIIDAE

Emeralds

Cordulegaster Leach

Spiketails

Cordulegaster dorsalis

Pacific spiketail

Cassia

Macromia Rambur

River Cruisers

Macromia magnifica

Western river cruiser

Owyhee

Cordulia Leach

Common Emeralds

Cordulia shurtleffi

American emerald

Benewah

Boise

Bonner

Boundary

Clearwater

Valley

Epitheca Burmeister

Baskettails

Epitheca spinigera

Spiny baskettail

Benewah

Bonner

Boundary

Somatochlora Selys

Striped Emeralds

Somatochlora albicincta

White-ringed emerald

Boundary

Clearwater

Somatochlora minor

Ocellated emerald

Clearwater

Idaho

Latah

Somatochlora semicircularis

Mountain emerald

Adams

Bonner

Boundary

Clearwater

Custer

Idaho

Shoshone

Valley

Somatochlora walshii

Brush-tipped emerald

Bonner
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Publication:Journal of the Idaho Academy of Science
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