Orthemis macrostigma (Ramb.) is elevated to full species status and the Selys 9 type specimen housed in the IRSNB in Brussels, Belgium, is designated as the lectotype. Additional descriptions of the mature 3, mature 9, immature 3 adult, and the larval exuviae are provided. Diagnoses with O. ferruginea (Fabr.) and other related Orthemis spp. are included. Notes on behavior, habitat, and range distribution are provided.