These organizations are dedicated to the study of dragonflies and damselflies.
Both the entomologist and hobbyist alike are welcome. Most have a monthly
or yearly publications. You may click on the name of the organization for
National and International Organizations
Society of the Americas (DSA)
The D.S.A. was created in 1988 in order to encourage habitat preservation, odonata
research, and appreciation of the odonata. The D.S.A. has national and regional
meetings, as well as field trips. For a membership application, see the website.
Odonata Research Institute
This organization was founded in 1986 to maintain an extensive collection
of odonata specimens for current and future researchers. The institute maintains
Information Network, a plethora of information on dragonflies and damselflies
including a list of various species, how to collect and maintain specimens, and
links to other organizations and societies. The IORI also has books and supplies
Worldwide organization devoted to the scientific study of the odonata.
Formed in 1996, the IDF's goal is to improve and continue the odonatological
sciences, as well as protect dragonflies and damselflies.
Dragonfly Society (BDS)
The BDS supports the conservation and research of odonata and their natural
habitats. The organization offers field surveys for reference purposes.
They also offer training in dragonfly identification and collection and pond clean
up. Guest speakers are also available. Membership information available
on the website.
A leading conservation organization working around the world to protect
ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
World Wide Dragonfly Association (WDA)
The World Dragonfly Association is an organization that strives to raise
the general awareness of odonates and their natural habitats, and has it's
members from all over the world.
The Ohio Odonata Society
The Ohio Odonata Society's primary goal is to increase the awareness of and
appreciation for odonata in Ohio. Their website contains information on how
to collect odonata, statewide species guides, and an impressive record of all odonata
collected and researched by the society. It only costs $5 to join the society,
and members receive the newsletter, The Dragonflier.
Michigan Odonata Survey
A volunteer organization dedicated to documenting and collecting data on odonata
Young Entomologist Society
This site offers young adults a combination of programs, publications, and other
educational materials necessary to the study of anthropods. The society offers interaction
between parents, naturalists and educators in facilitating an interest in the world
of entomology. Email: YESbugs@aol.com