Dam construction update: starting on June 1, LLELA visitors will not be able to cross the outlet works. There will be no access to the Bittern Marsh Trail or east side of the river. Sometime soon (date currently unknown), all access east of the Cicada Pavilion will be prohibited for about 8 weeks. This will include the following areas and trails: Bittern Marsh Trail, kayaking and fishing in the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, all camping areas, and the Redbud Trail. Only the Blackjack, Green Dragon, Cottonwood, and Cicada Trails will be open during that time.


LLELA Dragonfly and Damselfly Checklist

Family Common Name Scientific Name
Calopterygidae - Broad-winged Damsels Ebony Jewelwing Calopteryx maculata
American Rubyspot Hetaerina americana
  Smoky Rubyspot Hetaerina titia
Coenagrionidae - Pond Damsels Blue-fronted Dancer Argia apicalis

Variable Dancer Argia fumipennis

Kiowa Dancer Argia immunda

Powdered Dancer Argia moesta

Aztec Dancer Argia nahuana

Springwater Dancer Argia plana

Blue-ringed Dancer Argia sedula
  Double-striped Bluet Enallagma basidens

Familiar Bluet Enallagma civile
  Skimming Bluet  Enallagma geminatum 

Orange Bluet Enallagma signatum

Citrine Forktail Ischnura hastata
  Lilypad Forktail  Ischnura kellicotti 

Fragile Forktail Ischnura posita

Rambur’s Forktail Ischnura ramburii

Desert Firetail Telebasis salva
Lestidae - Spreadwings   Great Spreadwing  Archilestes grandis 

Plateau Spreadwing Lestes alacer 
                        Southern Spreadwing Lestes australis
Aeshnidae - Darners Common Green Darner Anax junius
  Comet Darner  Anax longipes 
  Regal Darner  Coryphaeschna ingens 

Swamp Darner Epiaeschna heros

Cyrano Darner Nasiaeschna pentacantha
Corduliidae-Cruisers & Emeralds   Stream Cruiser  Didymops transversal 
  Dot-winged Baskettail  Epitheca petechialis 
            Prince Baskettail Epitheca princeps
  Smoky Shadowdragon Neurocordulia molesta 
Gomphidae - Clubtails  Stillwater Clubtail Arigomphus lentulus 
            Jade Clubtail Arigomphus submedianus

Flag-tailed Spinyleg Dromogomphus spoliatus

Eastern Ringtail Erpetogomphus designatus

Plains Clubtail Gomphus externus

Sulphur-tipped Clubtail Gomphus militaris

Cobra Clubtail Gomphus vastus
  Four-striped Leaftail  Phyllogomphoides stigmatus 

Russet-tipped Clubtail Stylurus plagiatus
Libellulidae - Skimmers Four-spotted Pennant Brachymesia gravida
  Pale-faced Clubskimmer  Brechmorhoga mendax 

Halloween Pennant Celithemis eponina

Banded Pennant Celithemis fasciata

Checkered Setwing Dythemis fugax

Swift Setwing Dythemis velox

Eastern Pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis

Great Pondhawk Erythemis vesiculosa

Band-winged Dragonlet Erythrodiplax umbrata

Blue Corporal Ladona deplanata
  Golden-winged Skimmer  Libellula auripennis 

Comanche Skimmer Libellula comanche

Neon Skimmer Libellula croceipennis

Yellow-sided Skimmer Libellula flavida

Slaty Skimmer Libellula incesta

Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa

Twelve-spotted Skimmer Libellula pulchella

Great Blue Skimmer Libellula vibrans

Roseate Skimmer Orthemis ferruginea

Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

Wandering Glider Pantala flavescens

Spot-winged Glider Pantala hymenaea

Eastern Amberwing Perithemis tenera

Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

Blue-faced Meadowhawk Sympetrum ambiguum

Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum
  Autumn Meadowhawk  Sympetrum vicinum 
  Striped Saddlebags  Tramea calverti 

Carolina Saddlebags Tramea carolina

Black Saddlebags Tramea lacerata

Red Saddlebags Tramea onusta
 Macromiidae - Cruisers  Swift River Cruiser   Macromia illinoiensis  

Royal River Cruiser  Macromia taeniolata