Order Odonata(Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Families of the Order Odonata Discovered
in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Can't find the families you are looking for? Note:
Families on this list are only those contained
in the ATBI database,
and do not neccessarily include
all Park families from historic park reports, literature,
or other sources that have not yet been entered in the Biodiversity Database.
In Case You Didn't Know ...
These important, fast-flying predators of the Park's waterways are part of nature's way of controling mosquitoes and other prolific insects.
When DLIA began the ATBI in the Park, 61 species were known to exist. After over a decade of DLIA-supported research, another 34 species new to the Park have been discovered.