Iowa odesters have been busy since this website was last updated. New species added to the state list are: Springtime Darner (Basiaeschna janata), Pale Snaketail (Ophiogomphus severus), Westfall's Snaketail (Ophiogomphus westfalli), Stream Cruiser (Didymops transversa), Banded Pennant (Celithemmis fasciata), Blue Corporal (Ladonna deplanata), Golden-winged Skimmer (Libellula auripennis), and Painted Skimmer (Libellula semifasciata).
Perhaps the most exciting discovery has been of a snaketail along the Boone River. It has been identified as Westfall's Snaketail (Ophiogomphus westfalli) which until now was found only in the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas. More research is needed to determine if this is indeed a disjunct population in very different habitat or if it is only similar.