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Dragonflies & Damselflies

Class: Insecta; Order: Odonata

Recent Work

  • Ebony Jewelwing #1  by Kane Slater
  • Ebony Jewelwing #2  by Kane Slater
  • Damsel in Blue by Emi  Nienaber
  • Dashing Mr. Blue Dasher by Bonnie T.  Barry
  • Another Blue Dasher by Briar Richard
  • Ebony Jewelwing #1 by Kane Slater
  • Ebony Jewelwing  #2 by Kane Slater
  • Ebony Jewelwing   by Kane Slater
  • Broad Bodied Chaser  by NaturesEarth
  • Dark Blue Broad winged-Damsel by NaturesEarth
  • Widow Skimmer Dragonfly - Libellula luctuosa by MotherNature
  • close by brucemlong

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. Darter or Meadowhawk (Family: Sympetrum), Hawker or Darner (Family: Aeshnidae), Skimmer (Family: Libellulidae), etc.

- The 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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