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Dragonflies & Damselflies

Class: Insecta; Order: Odonata

Recent Work

  • Blue Dasher on Native Grass by May Lattanzio
  • Ruby Whiteface by Jo Nijenhuis
  • Blue Skimmer Dragonfly on Reeds by Teale Britstra
  • Blue Skimmer Portrait by Teale Britstra
  • Teneral Blue Skimmer by Teale Britstra
  • Red Skimmer or Firecracker Dragonfly by taiche
  • Flying Emerald by Teale Britstra
  • Trithemis Annulata Dragonfly by dasdarkseed
  • Male Chaser . by relayer51
  • Resting Female Chaser. by relayer51
  • American Rubyspot by May Lattanzio
  • Common Darter by Paul Spear

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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