Data Sources/Bibliography

The occurrence data that is included in the this web page comes from a database originally maintained by Mike May. More recently the data has been turned over to Allen Barlow who has continued to maintain it as the official database of NJ odonate occurrence. The checklists presented on this web page are developed from that database and are updated as new material is published. Other material in the web page is from various sources, such as Natureserve and the NJ DEP's Natural Heritage Program who supplied the Global and State rankings for the various species.

More current data on flight seasons by county and region may be gleaned by downloading this Excel spreadsheet created by Mike Hannisian. It looks at records from NJOdes, Odonata Central, and iNaturalist.

Articles and Publications

  • Barber, R.D. 1994 Dragonflies and Damselflies of Cumberland County, New Jersey. Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. 38 pp.
  • Barlow, A.E. 1991. New Observations on the distribution and behavior of Tachopteryx thoreyi (Hag.) (Anisoptera: Petaluridae) Notulae Odonatologica 3:131-132
  • Barlow, A.E. 1995. On the status of Cordulegaster erronea Hagen in Selys, 1878 in the state of New Jersey. ARGIA 7(4): 6-8
  • Barlow, A.E. 2000. Additions to the checklist of Odonata from New Jersey. ARGIA 12(3) 21-25
  • Barlow, A.E. 2001 Second Annual Report of the New Jersey Odonata Survey including a state record and numerous county records. ARGIA 13(3) 18-22
  • Barlow, A.E. 2004 Third Annual Report of the New Jersey Odonata Survey. ARGIA 15(4) 16-21
  • Carle, F.L 189. The endangered dragonfly fauna of New Jersey,pp 119 - 148 In New Jersey's Rare and Endangered Plants and Animals, E. Karlin (ed.), 280 pp
  • Calvert, P.P. 1893. Catalogue of the Odonata (dragonflies) of the vicinity of Philadelphia with an introduction to the study of this group of insects, Transactions of the American Entomological Society 20:152-272
  • Calvert, P.P. 1900. Order Odonata. In Insects of New Jersey, J.B. Smith (ed.) 27th Annual Report of the State Board of Agriculture (Suppl) pp. 65-75
  • Calvert, P.P. 1903. Additions to the Odonata of New Jersey, with descriptions of two new species. Entomological News 14: 33-41
  • Davis, W.T. 1913 Dragonflies of the vicinity of New York with a description of a new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 21: 11-29
  • Gillespie, J. 1941. Some unusual dragonfly records from New Jersey. Entomological News 52: 225-226
  • May, M.L. 1995. The subgenus Tetragoneuria (Anisoptera: Corduliidae: Epitheca) in New Jersey. Bulletin of American Odonatology 2: 63-74
  • May, M.L. & Carle, F.L. 1996. An Annotated List of the Odonata of New Jersey with an appendix on Nomenclature in the Genus Gomphus. Bulletin of American Odonatology 4(1) : 1-35
  • Montgomery, B.E. 1933. Notes on some New Jersey dragonflies. Entomological News 44: 40 - 44
  • Soltesz, K. 1992. A Survey of the Damselflies and Dragonflies of Cape May County, New Jersey. Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. 54 pp.

Web Pages and Online Sources

  • NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. 2001. Version 1.6 . Arlington, Virginia, USA: NatureServe.