Aquatic Insects of Michigan

by Ethan Bright, Museum of Zoology Insect Division and School of Natural Resources and Environment
University of Michigan

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Libellulidae - Skimmers

There are 35 species in 12 genera recorded for the state of Michigan.

Celithemis Hagen, 1861

Celithemis elisa (Hagen), 1861 Diplax
Celithemis eponina (Drury), 1773 Libellula
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Libellula camilla Rambur, 1842
  • Libellula lucilla Rambur, 1842
Celithemis fasciata Kirby, 1889
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Celithemis monomelaena Williamson, 1910

Erythemis Hagen, 1861

Erythemis simplicicollis (Say), 1839 Libellula
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Libellula imbuta Say, 1839
  • Libellula caerulans Rambur, 1839
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Libellula maculiventris Rambur, 1842
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Libellula gundlachii Scudder, 1866

Ladona Needham, 1897

Ladona julia (Uhler), 1857 Libellula

Leucorrhinia Brittinger, 1850

Leucorrhinia frigida Hagen, 1890
Leucorrhinia glacialis Hagen, 1890
Leucorrhinia hudsonica (Selys), 1850
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Libellula hageni Calvert, 1890
Leucorrhinia intacta (Hagen), 1861 Diplax
Leucorrhinia proxima Calvert, 1890

Libellula Linnaeus, 1758

Libellula cyanea Fabricius, 1775
  • Libellula quadrupla Say, 1839
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Libellula bistigma Uhler, 1857
Libellula incesta Hagen, 1861
Libellula luctuosa Burmeister, 1839
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Libellula basalis Say, 1839
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Libellula odiosa Hagen, 1861
Libellula pulchella Drury, 1773
  • Libellula versicolor Fabricius, 1775
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Libellula confusa Uhler, 1857
Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
  • Libellula quadripunctata Fabricius, 1781
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Libellula maculata Harris, 1782
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Libellula praenubila Newman, 1833
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Libellula ternaria [in part] Say, 1839
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Libellula basilinea McLaughlin, 1894
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Libellula relicta Belyshev, 1973
Libellula semifasciata Burmeister, 1839
  • Libellula bifasciata Fabricius, 1775
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Libellula ternaria [in part] Say, 1839
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Libellula maculata Rambur, 1842
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Libellula hersilia Blanchard, 1861
Libellula vibrans Fabricius, 1793

Nannothemis Brauer, 1868

Nannothemis bella (Uhler), 1857 Nannophya
  • Nannophya pygmaea Kirby, 1889
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Aino puella Kirby, 1890

Pachydiplax Brauer, 1868

Pachydiplax longipennis (Burmeister), 1839
  • Libellula socia Rambur, 1842

Pantala Hagen, 1861

Pantala flavescens (Fabricius), 1798 Libellula
  • Libellula viridula Palisot de Beauvais, 1805
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Libellula analis Burmeister, 1839
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Libellula terminalis Burmeister, 1839
Pantala hymenaea (Say), 1839 Libellula
  • Tramea huanacina Förster, 1909

Perithemis Hagen, 1861

Perithemis tenera (Say), 1839 Libellula
  • Libellula tenuicincta Say, 1839

  • Libellula chlora Rambur, 1842
  • Libellula domitia seminole Calvert, 1907

Plathemis Hagen, 1861

Plathemis lydia (Drury), 1773 Libellula
  • Libellula trimaculata DeGeer, 1773

  • Libellula serva Fabricius, 1793

Sympetrum Newman, 1833

Sympetrum ambiguum (Rambur), 1842 Libellula
  • Libellula albifrons Charpentier, 1840
Sympetrum corruptum (Hagen), 1861 Mesothemis
Sympetrum costiferum (Hagen), 1861 Diplax
  • Diplax atripes Hagen, 1874
Sympetrum danae (Sulzer), 1776 Libellula
  • Libellula scotica Donovan, 1811
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Libellula verum Bartenev, 1815
Sympetrum internum Montgomery, 1943
Sympetrum obtrusum (Hagen), 1867 Diplax
  • Diplax decisum Hagen, 1875
Sympetrum occidentale Bartenev, 1915
Sympetrum rubicundulum (Say), 1839 Libellula
  • Libellula assimilata Uhler, 1857
Sympetrum semicinctum (Say), 1839 Libellula
Sympetrum vicinum (Hagen), 1861Diplax

Tramea Hagen, 1861

Tramea carolina (Linnaeus), 1763 Libellula
Tramea lacerata Hagen, 1861
Tramea onusta Hagen, 1861

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