The Dragonfly ID app is a comprehensive and easy-to-use resource to find and identify dragonflies and damselflies across the US and Canada. Geared towards both the avid dragonfly-watcher, and beginners, Dragonfly ID will help you find spots to look for dragonflies near you, help you identify the dragonflies and damselflies you see in the field, and learn more about the species you find.
Additionally, Dragonfly ID enables users to easily view and submit Odonata sightings from the field. This important citizen science project enhance our understanding of Odonata distributions and abundances.
DISCOVER SPECIES AROUND YOU
View species lists for any location in the US or Canada based on sightings in the OdonataCentral database
Filter to show recent sightings, or for any month(s) of the year
Bar charts of seasonal abundance built from the OdonataCentral database of sightings
Maps of recent sightings from OdonataCentral
Use Smart Search to quickly identify a species by color, size and habitat
Read descriptive text to help confirm the identification (contact us if you'd like to help!)
View the crowd-sourced gallery of images (contribute your photos at birdseye.photo/dragonflies)
Submit dragonfly sightings to OdonataCentral directly from the app (BUT SEE NOTE BELOW)
Track your life list via the app for any region
Sign in with an OdonataCentral account to see your sightings populate your life lists
NOTE: this first release of sighting submission has MAJOR limitations:
Sightings cannot yet be edited after submission. We are working on it and it should be just a matter of a few weeks. In the meanwhile let us know if a sighting urgently needs to be edited or deleted.
Currently sightings do NOT go to OdonataCentral, but they will at some point in the future (~1 year?). In the meanwhile they will be visible within the app in a different color than regular OC sightings.
Sightings submitted through the app are NOT vetted by OC experts
Dragonfly ID is a collaboration between BirdsEye and the folks at OdonataCentral and the Xerces Society with special thanks to the membership of the Dragonfly Society of the Americas and users of OdonataCentral, the Migratory Dragonfly Partnership, and PondWatch for their data contributions.