Dragonflies & Damselflies

Class: Insecta, Order: Odonata

Recent Work

  • Ebony Jewelwing    by Kane Slater
  • Twelve-spotted Skimmer  by Kane Slater
  • Ebony Jewelwing    by Kane Slater
  • Dasher on Hibiscus Bud by Briar Richard
  • Meadowhawk  by Kane Slater
  • Meadowhawk's wings   by Kane Slater
  • Twelve-spotted Skimmer  by Kane Slater
  • Ebony Jewelwing takes flight  by Kane Slater
  • Damsel in Blue by Emi  Nienaber
  • Dashing Mr. Blue Dasher by Bonnie T.  Barry
  • Another Blue Dasher by Briar Richard
  • Broad Bodied Chaser  by NaturesEarth

About This Group

A group for photographs of those most beautiful Insects,
the Dragonflies and Damselflies
(Order: Odonata).

The 2 Group Rules:

Rule 1: Photographs of real Dragonflies and Damselflies only, and ALL SPECIES MUST BE IDENTIFIED AT LEAST TO THE LEVEL OF FAMILY,
ie. Hawker or Darner (Family: Aeshnidae), Skimmer (Family: Libellulidae), Darter or Meadowhawk (Genus: Sympetrum), etc.

- The scientific (Latin) species, genus or family name of the Dragonfly or Damselfly MUST BE IN THE PHOTO DESCRIPTION.

For Dragonfly and Damselfly identification, you can try browsing the Gallery.

Or you can try Odonata Central
Click on the Checklists page and enter your location for a list of all Odonata species known to inhabit your area.

Another good reference site for North American Odonata is Greg Lasley’s site, featuring hundreds of species all photographed and identified by
Lasley: Greg Lasley

Or you can try BugGuide.net.

Rule 2: Photographs must be good.

Please share only your best work.

See the group rules and join this group here

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