Eastern Forktail (mature female) - approx. 3 cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
Genus: Ischnura
Species: Verticalis
Similar to Rambur's Forktail (I. ramburii)
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Updated February 8 2015
Eastern Forktail (immature female) - approx. 3 cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
Genus: Ischnura
Species: Verticalis
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Updated February 8 2015
Eastern Forktail (male) - approx. 3 cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
Genus: Ischnura
Species: Verticalis
Some females (rare) are patterned like the male
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Updated February 8 2015
Familiar? Bluet Damselfly (male) - approx. 3.5 cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
Genus: Enallagma
Species: Civile?
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Updated April 22 2013
Familiar? Bluet Damselflies (female & male) - approx.
3.5 cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
Genus: Enallagma
Species: Civile?
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Updated April 22 2013
? - approx. 4 cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Genus: ?
Species: ?
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Updated February 3 2009
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16 species
? - approx. 4 cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Genus: ?
Species: ?
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Updated February 3 2009
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Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Genus: Argia (Dancers)?
Species: ?
Variable Dancer (male) - approx. 3 cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Genus: Argia (Dancers)
Species: Fumipennis
Violet Dancer (A. fumipennis violacea) is a subspecies -
wide range of habitats including small streams, sandy lake
shores, fields of sedges and grasses
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
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Updated September 22 2017
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Familiar Bluet has large blue middle abdominal
segments compared to most other bluets - wide range of
habitats including lakes, ponds, open marshes and slow
streams
Female may be brown or blue with abdomen black above
Fragile Forktail (male) - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
Genus: Ischnura
Species: Posita
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Updated February 4 2012
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Broken antehumeral stripe (resembling an exclamation
mark) is characteristic of this species
Bluet Damselfy (female) - approx. 3.5 cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
Genus: Enallagma
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Possibly female Familiar Bluet (see above)
Orange Bluet Damselfy (male) - approx. 3.5 cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
Genus: Enallagma
Species: Signatum
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Similar to immature female Eastern Forktail (see above)
which has an entriely black
abdomen tip - wide range of
habitats including lakes, ponds and slow streams
Skimming Bluet Damselfies - approx. 3 cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
Genus: Enallagma
Species: Geminatum
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated June 29 2012
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Lake pond and slow stream habitats usually with lily pads
or other floating vegetation
Sedge Sprite (female) - approx. 3 cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Genus: Nehalennia (Sprites)
Species: Irene
Wide range of habitats including sedgy pond and lake
shores, sedge meadows and bogs
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Damselfly - approx. 5 cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Genus: ?
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Familiar? Bluet Damselflies (male & female) - approx. 3.5
cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
Genus: Enallagma
Species: Civile?
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Updated April 22 2013
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Female may be brown or blue with abdomen black above
Bluet Damselfies - approx. 3.5 cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
Genus: Enallagma
Species: Annexum? Vernale? Boreale?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
The Northern Bluet (E. annexum), Vernal Bluet (E. vernale)
and Boreal Bluet (E. boreale) are impossible to distinguish
by a photograph
Bluet damselfly (female) - approx. 3.5 cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
Genus: Enallagma
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Possibly female Familiar Bluet (see above)
? - approx. 4 cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Genus: ?
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
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Updated April 22 2013
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Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Genus: ?
Species: ?
Family: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Possibly Blue-fronted Dancer (Argia apicalis) brown form
female
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
Eastern Forktail Damselfly (male) on Glandular Touch-me-not - approx. 3 cm - High Park - June 2010
Familiar? Bluet Damselfly (male)- approx. 3.5 cm - Humber Valley (Humber Arboretum) - August 2007
Familiar? Bluet Damselflies (female & male) - approx. 3.5 cm - West Don Valley (G. Ross Lord Park) - September 2007
? - approx. 4 cm - Lynde Shores Conservation Area (Whitby) - September 2007
Eastern Forktail Damselfly (mature female) - approx. 3 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2007
Eastern Forktail Damselfly (immature female) - approx. 3 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2007
? - approx. 4 cm - Lynde Shores Conservation Area (Whitby) - September 2007
Fragile Forktail Damselfly (male) - approx. 2.5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - June 2011
Orange Bluet Damselfly (male) - approx. 3.5 cm - High Park - June 2012
Skimming Bluet Damselflies (male & female) on White Water-lily pad - approx. 3 cm - Lower Don Valley (Brickworks) - June 2012
Sedge Sprite (female) - approx. 3 cm - Thorncliffe Park - June 2012
Familiar? Bluet Damselflies (male & female) - approx. 3.5 cm - Samuel Smith Park - September 2012
Bluet Damselfly (female) - approx. 3.5 cm - Leslie Spit - August 2008
Bluet damselfly (female) - approx. 3.5 cm - Leslie Spit - August 2008
? - approx. 4 cm - Lower Don Valley (Brickworks) - July 2007
Damselfly naiad - approx. 1 cm - Lower Don Valley (Brickworks) - July 2012
Damselfly - approx. 5 cm - Rouge Park (Glenrouge Campground) - July 2014
Bluet Damselflies (male & female) on Red Raspberry - approx. 3.5 cm - Beaver Creek (Richmond Hill) - June 2008
Damselfly naiad - approx. 1 cm
Aurora Damsels - approx. 3.5 cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
Genus: Chromagrion (Aurora Damsels)
Species: Conditum
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated March 12 2017
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Aurora Damsels (female & male) - approx. 3.5 cm - Terra Cotta Conservation Area - June 2016
Lack of humeral stripe - yellow on sides of abdomen and
thorax - often perches with wings partially open
Powdered Dancer (male) - approx. 4 cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Genus: Argia (Dancers)
Species: Moesta
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Powdered Dancer (male) - approx. 4 cm - West Oak Trails (Oakville) - June 2016
Blue-fronted Dancer (female) - approx. 4 cm
Order: Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies)
Genus: Argia (Dancers)
Species: Apicalis
Family: Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged damselflies)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Blue-fronted Dancer (female) - approx. 4 cm - West Oak Trails (Oakville) - June 2016
? Damselfly (teneral) - approx. 4 cm
Slow wing beats (difficulty in flying) probably indicates a
teneral
? Damselfly (teneral) - hanging vertically - approx. 4 cm - Toronto Islands - September 2017
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Updated September 22 2017
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Variable Dancer (male) - approx. 3 cm - York Regional Forest (Scout Tract) - July 2017