There are approximately 5,000 different species of dragonflies in the world today, split almost evenly between true dragonflies and damselflies. Most species live in tropical areas, however they can be found in every continent except Antarctica. The United States hosts approximately 450 different Odonata species.There are approximately 5,000 different species of dragonflies in the world today, split almost evenly between true dragonflies and damselflies
How many species of dragonflies are there?
Around 7,000 species of true dragonflies are alive today, and, together with the closely related damselflies, they form the group Odonta, which goes back 325 million years.
What is the most rare dragonfly?
Archaeophya adamsi, commonly known as Adams emerald dragonfly or horned urfly, is a species of dragonfly belonging to the family Gomphomacromiidae. This is an Australian endemic and one of the rarest dragonflies in the country....Archaeophya adamsi.Horned urflyScientific classificationKingdom:AnimaliaPhylum:ArthropodaClass:Insecta8 more rows
Is dragonfly rare?
The United States is home to plenty of dragonfly species, but just one, the Hines emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana), is rare. No other dragonfly species native to the North America, including Canada and Mexico, are known to be threatened or rare.