Middle American Odonata

Middle American Odonata By Country

Revised 14 November 2014

Dennis R. Paulson
Slater Museum of Natural History
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA, 98416, USA

This is not a publication and should not be cited as one.

ME - Mexico - 340 species
GU - Guatemala - 207
BE - Belize - 175
ES - El Salvador - 109
HO - Honduras - 163
NI - Nicaragua - 160
CR - Costa Rica - 272
PA - Panama - 215

Polythoridae
Cora chirripa - CR
C. marina - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
C. notoxantha - CR, PA
C. obscura - CR, PA
C. semiopaca - CR, PA
C. skinneri - CR
Miocora peraltica - CR, PA

Calopterygidae
Hetaerina americana - ME, GU, HO, NI
H. caja - NI, CR, PA
H. capitalis - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
H. cruentata - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
H. fuscoguttata - CR, PA
H. infecta - ME, GU?
H. majuscula - CR
H. miniata - GU, HO, NI, CR, PA
H. occisa - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
H. pilula - ME, GU, BE
H. rudis - ME, GU
H. sempronia - ME, BE, NI, CR, PA
H. titia - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR
H. vulnerata - ME, GU, HO

Amphipterygidae
Amphipteryx agrioides - ME
A. chiapensis - ME
A. jaroli - HO
A. meridionalis - HO
A. nataliae - GU

Lestidae
Archilestes californicus - ME
A. grandis - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
A. latialatus - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR
A. neblina - CR
A. regalis - ME
Lestes alacer - ME, GU, HO, NI, CR
L. forficula - ME, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
L. henshawi - CR
L. secula - PA
L. sigma - ME, ES, HO, NI, CR
L. simplex - ME
L. tenuatus - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
L. tikalus - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA

Perilestidae
Perissolestes magdalenae - ME, GU, BE, PA
P. remotus - NI, CR, PA

Megapodagrionidae
Heteragrion albifrons - ME, HO, NI, CR
H. alienum - ME, GU, BE, HO
H. atrolineatum - CR, PA
H. azulum - ME
H. eboratum - GU, ES, HO, NI
H. erythrogastrum - HO, NI, CR, PA
H. majus - CR, PA
H. mitratum - CR, PA
H. rubrifulvum - PA
H. tricellulare - ME, GU
H. valgum - PA
Heteropodagrion superbum - PA
Paraphlebia duodecima - GU
P. hyalina - ME
P. quinta - ME, GU
P. zoe - ME
P. sP. nov. - NI
Philogenia augusti - PA
P. carrillica - NI, CR
P. championi - CR, PA
P. expansa - CR
P. lankesteri - CR
P. leonora - PA
P. peacocki - CR
P. strigilis - HO
P. terraba - CR
P. zeteki - PA
Thaumatoneura inopinata - CR, PA

Platystictidae
Palaemnema angelina - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI
P. baltodanoi - CR
P. bilobulata - PA
P. chiriquita - CR

P. collaris - CR, PA
P. cyclohamulata - PA
P. dentata - CR, PA
P. desiderata - ME, BE
P. distadens - NI, CR
P. dominav - ME, GU, HO, NI
P. gigantula - NI, CR
P. joanetta - PA
P. melanota - CR
P. melanura - PA
P. mutans - PA
P. nathalia - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
P. paulicaxa - ME
P. paulicoba - ME
P. paulina - ME?, GU?, BE, HO, NI
P. paulirica - NI, CR
P. paulitaba - ME
P. paulitoyaca - ME, BE
P. reventazoni - CR
P. spinulata - PA

Protoneuridae
Epipleoneura letitia - PA
Neoneura aaroni - GU?
N. amelia - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
N. esthera - NI, CR, PA
N. paya - ME, GU, BE
Protoneura amatoria - GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
P. aurantiaca - ME, GU, BE, NI, CR, PA
P. cara - ME, GU, ES, HO, NI
P. corculum - ME, GU, BE
P. cupida - ME, GU, BE
P. peramans - GU, BE, NI
P. rojiza - ME
P. sulfurata - NI, CR
Psaironeura remissa - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
P. selvatica - CR

Coenagrionidae
Acanthagrion inexpectum - ME, BE, HO, CR, PA
A. kennedii - PA
A. quadratum - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI
A. speculum - NI, CR
A. trilobatum - HO, NI, CR, PA
Amphiagrion abbreviatum - ME
Anisagrion allopterum - ME, GU, HO, NI, CR
A. kennedyi - CR, PA
A. truncatipenne - ME, GU
Apanisagrion lais - ME, GU, HO
Argia adamsi - HO, NI, CR, PA
A. agrioides - ME
A. alberta - ME
A. anceps - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR
A. apicalis - ME
A. barretti - ME
A. calida - ME, GU, BE
A. carlcooki - ME
A. chelata - ME, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
A. cupraurea - HO, CR, PA
A. cuprea - ME, GU, BE, HO, CR, PA
A. deami - ME
A. eliptica - BE, ES, HO, CR
A. extranea - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
A. fissa - NI?, CR, PA
A. frequentula - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
A. fumipennis - ME
A. funcki - ME, GU
A. funebris - ME, ES
A. garrisoni - ME
A. gaumeri - ME, GU, BE, HO
A. harknessi - ME
A. herberti - ME, GU
A. hinei - ME
A. immunda - ME, BE
A. indicatrix - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
A. insipida - NI, CR
A. johannella - HO, NI, CR, PA
A. lacrimans - ME, BE
A. leonorae - ME
A. lugens - ME
A. medullaris - ME, GU, NI, CR
A. moesta - ME
A. munda - ME
A. nahuana - ME
A. oculata - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
A. oenea - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
A. pallens - - ME, GU
A. percellulata - ME
A. pima - ME
A. pipila - ME, GU, BE, HO
A. plana - ME, GU
A. pocomana - GU, ES, HO, CR
A. popoluca - ME, HO, CR, PA
A. pulla - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
A. rhoadsi - ME
A. rogersi - CR, PA
A. sabino - ME
A. sedula - ME
A. talamanca - CR, PA
A. tarascana - ME
A. terira - CR, PA
A. tezpi - ME, GU, ES, HO, NI, CR
A. tonto - ME
A. translata - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
A. ulmeca - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
A. underwoodi - CR
A. variabilis - ME, GU
A. vivida - ME
A. westfalli - ME
Enacantha caribbea - ME, GU, BE
Enallagma basidens - ME
E. boreale - ME
E. carunculatum - ME
E. civile - ME, GU, HO, NI, CR
E. cyathigerum - ME
E. durum - ME
E. eiseni - ME
E. exsulans - ME
E. novaehispaniae - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
E. praevarum - ME, GU, BE
E. rua - ME, GU, HO
E. semicirculare - ME
Hesperagrion heterodoxum - ME
Ischnura barberi - ME
I. capreolus - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
I. cervula - ME
I. damula - ME
I. demorsa - ME
I. denticollis - ME, GU
I. hastata - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
I. posita - ME, GU, BE
I. ramburii - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
Leptobasis candelaria - ME
L. guanacaste - ME, CR
L. lucifer - ME, GU, BE, CR 
L. melinogaster - ME
L. vacillans - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
Mecistogaster linearis - NI, CR, PA
M. modesta - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
M. ornata - ME, GU, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
Megaloprepus caerulatus - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
Metaleptobasis bovilla - GU, HO, NI, CR
M. foreli - CR, PA
Nehalennia minuta - ME, GU, BE, HO, CR, PA
Neoerythromma cultellatum - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
N. gladiolatum - ME
Pseudostigma aberrans - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, CR, PA
P. accedens - ME, GU, BE, HO, PA
Telebasis aurea - CR
T. boomsmae - ME, BE, CR
T. collopistes - ME, GU, BE, HO
T. corallina - CR
T. digiticollis
- ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
T. filiola
- ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
T. garleppi
- CR
T. griffinii
- PA
T. incolumis - ME
T. isthmica - ME, NI, CR, PA
T. levis - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
T. salva -
ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA

Aeshnidae
Aeshna walkeri - ME
A. williamsoniana - ME, BE, PA
Anax amazili - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
A. concolor - ME, BE, CR, PA
A. junius - ME, GU, BE, CR?
A. walsinghami - ME, GU, HO
Coryphaeschna adnexa - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
C. amazonica - CR, PA
C. apeora - ME, BE, NI, CR
C. diapyra - ME, BE, CR, PA
C. viriditas - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
Epiaeschna heros - ME, PA
Gynacantha auricularis - BE, NI, CR
G. caudata - CR
G. gracilis - GU, CR, PA
G. helenga - ME, GU, BE, HO
G. jessei - PA
G. laticeps - ME, CR
G. membranalis - NI, CR, PA
G. mexicana - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
G. nervosa - ME, GU, BE, ES , HO, NI, CR, PA
G. tibiata - GU?, CR, PA
Neuraeschna maya - HO, CR
Oplonaeschna armata - ME, GU, ES
O. magna - ME
Remartinia luteipennis - ME, HO, NI, CR, PA
R. secreta - ME, GU, HO
Rhionaeschna cornigera - GU, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
R. dugesi - ME
R. jalapensis - ME, GU, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
R. manni - ME
R. multicolor - ME
R. psilus - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
R. vazquezae - ME
Staurophlebia reticulata - GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
Triacanthagyna caribbea - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
T. dentata - ME, PA
T. ditzleri - ME, GU, BE, CR, PA
T. obscuripennis - PA
T. satyrus - BE, CR, PA
T. septima - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
T. trifida - ME

Gomphidae
Agriogomphus tumens - ME, GU, BE, CR, PA
Aphylla angustifolia - ME, GU, BE
A. protracta - ME, GU, BE, NI, CR
A. tenuis - ME, NI, CR, PA
Archaeogomphus furcatus - ME, NI, CR
Desmogomphus paucinervis - NI, CR, PA
Epigomphus armatus - CR
E. camelus - CR
E. clavatus - GU
E. compactus - PA
E. corniculatus - CR
E. crepidus - ME
E. donnellyi - ME
E. echeverryi - CR
E. flinti - ME
E. houghtoni - CR
E. jannyae - PA
E. maya - BE
E. paulsoni - ME
E. quadracies - GU, CR, PA
E. subobtusus - ME, GU, ES, HO, CR
E. subquadrices - PA
E. subsimilis - CR
E. sulcatistyla - ME
E. tumefactus - CR
E. verticicornis - CR
E. westfalli - NI
Erpetogomphus agkistrodon - ME
E. boa - ME
E. bothrops - ME, GU, ES, NI, CR
E. compositus - ME
E. constrictor - ME, GU, ES, HO, NI
E. cophias - ME
E. crotalinus - ME
E. designatus - ME
E. elaphe - GU, HO, CR
E. elaps - ME, GU
E. erici - ME
E. eutainia - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, CR
E. heterodon - ME
E. lampropeltis - ME
E. leptophis - BE
E. liopeltis - ME
E. ophibolus - ME, GU, BE
E. sabaleticus - PA
E. schausi - GU, CR
E. sipedon - ME
E. tristani - CR, PA
E. viperinus - ME
Gomphus gonzalezi - ME
G. militaris - ME
Octogomphus specularis - ME
Perigomphus pallidistylus - CR, PA
Phyllocycla breviphylla - ME, GU, BE, NI
P. elongata - ME
P. speculatrix - GU, BE
P. volsella - ME, GU, BE, CR, PA
Phyllogomphoides albrighti - ME
P. apiculatus - ME
P. appendiculatus - CR, PA
P. bifasciatus - ME, GU, ES, HO, NI, CR
P. burgosi - CR
P. danieli - ME
P. duodentatus - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI
P. indicatrix - ME
P. insignatus - PA
P. litoralis - PA
P. luisi - ME
P. nayaritensis - ME
P. pacificus - ME
P. pugnifer - ME, GU, BE, CR
P. stigmatus - ME
P. suasillus - GU
P. suasus - ME, GU, BE, NI, CR
Progomphus amarillus - ME
P. anomalus - ME, CR, PA
P. belyshevi - ME
P. borealis - ME
P. clendoni - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
P. longistigma - ME, CR
P. mexicanus - ME, BE, CR
P. pygmaeus - ME, GU, CR
P. risi - ME, GU
P. williamsi - ME
P. zonatus - ME, GU, BE
Stylurus falcatus - ME
S. plagiatus - ME

Cordulegastridae
Cordulegaster diadema - ME
C. godmani - ME, GU, CR

Macromiidae
Macromia annulata - ME
M. magnifica - ME

Corduliidae
Neocordulia batesi - ME, NI, CR, PA
N. campana - CR, PA
N. griphus - GU, CR

Libellulidae
Anatya guttata - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
Brachymesia furcata - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, CR, PA
B. herbida - ME, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
Brechmorhoga latialata - ME
B. mendax - ME
B. nubecula - ME, BE, CR, PA
B. pertinax - ME, GU, HO, NI, CR, PA
B. praecox - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
B. rapax - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
B. tepeaca - ME, BE
B. vivax - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
Cannaphila insularis - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
C. mortoni - CR, PA
C. vibex - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
Dythemis maya - ME, GU, ES
D. nigra - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
D. nigrescens - ME
D. sterilis - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
D. velox - ME, CU
Elasmothemis cannacrioides - ME, GU, BE, HO, CR, PA
Elga leptostyla - PA
Erythemis attala - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
E. carmelita - PA
E. collocata - ME
E. credula - BE, HO, PA
E. haematogastra - ME, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
E. mithroides - ME, GU, NI, CR, PA
E. peruviana - ME, GU , BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
E. plebeja - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
E. simplicicollis - ME, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR
E. vesiculosa - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
Erythrodiplax andagoya - ME, CR
E. berenice - ME, GU, BE, PA
E. castanea - GU, BE, CR
E. connata - ME, CR, PA
E. famula - CR
E. fervida - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
E. funerea - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
E. fusca - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
E. kimminsi - CR, PA
E. lativittata - PA
E. umbrata - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
E. unimaculata - PA
Idiataphe amazonica - BE, HO, PA
I. cubensis - ME, GU, BE, HO, CR
Libellula comanche - ME
L. composita - ME
L. croceipennis - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR
L. foliata - ME, GU, HO, NI, CR, PA
L. gaigei - ME, GU, BE
L. herculea - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
L. luctuosa - ME
L. mariae - CR
L. needhami - ME
L. nodisticta - ME
L. saturata - ME
Macrodiplax balteata - ME, BE
Macrothemis aurimaculata - GU, CR
M. delia - ME, GU, CR
M. extensa - ME, CR
M. fallax - BE, PA
M. hemichlora - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, CR, PA
M. imitans - ME, GU, BE, HO, CR, PA
M. inacuta - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
M. inequiunguis - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, CR, PA
M. musiva - ME, GU, BE, HO, CR, PA
M. nobilis - PA
M. pseudimitans - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
M. ultima - ME
Miathyria marcella - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
M. simplex - ME, GU, BE, HO, CR, PA
Micrathyria aequalis - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
M. atra - ME?, GU, BE, HO, CR, PA
M. caerulistyla - PA
M. catenata - CR
M. debilis - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO
M. dictynna - ME, GU, BE, CR, PA
M. didyma - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
M. dissocians - ME, GU, BE
M. hagenii - ME, BE HO, NI, CR, PA
M. laevigata - GU, NI, CR, PA
M. mengeri - GU, BE, NI, CR, PA
M. ocellata - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
M. pseudeximia - GU, HO, NI, CR, PA
M. schumanni - ME, GU, ES, CR, PA
M. tibialis - PA
Nephepeltia flavifrons - GU, BE, HO
N. leonardina - PA
N. phryne - GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
Oligoclada heliophila - CR, PA
O. umbricola - GU, NI, CR

Orthemis aciculata - PA
O. aequilibris - CR, PA
O. biolleyi - GU, BE, CR, PA
O. cultriformis - CR, PA
O. discolor - ME, GU, HO, NI, CR, PA
O. ferruginea - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR
O. garrisoni - PA
O. levis - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
O. schmidti - GU, CR
Pachydiplax longipennis - ME, BE
Paltothemis cyanosoma - ME
P. lineatipes - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR
P. nicolae - ES
Pantala flavescens - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
P. hymenaea - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
Perithemis domitia - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
P. electra - GU, HO, NI, CR, PA
P. intensa - ME
P. mooma - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
P. tenera - ME
Planiplax phoenicura - PA
P. sanguiniventris - ME, GU, BE, ES
Plathemis lydia - ME
P. subornata - ME
Pseudoleon superbus - ME, GU, ES, HO, NI, CR
Rhodopygia hinei - GU, BE, NI, CR, PA
Sympetrum corruptum - ME, BE, HO
S. illotum - ME, GU, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
S. nigrocreatum - CR
S. signiferum - ME
Tauriphila argo - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
T. australis - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
T. azteca - ME, GU, CR
Tholymis citrina - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
Tramea abdominalis - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
T. binotata - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
T. calverti - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
T. insularis - ME
T. lacerata - ME
T. onusta - ME, GU, BE, HO, NI, CR, PA
Uracis fastigiata - ME, GU, HO, NI, CR, PA
U. imbuta - ME, GU, BE, ES, HO, NI, CR, PA
U. turrialba - BE, CR
Zenithoptera fasciata - CR