Dragonflies & Damselflies

Class: Insecta; Order: Odonata

Recent Work

  • Ruddy Darter by John Thurgood
  • Green Darner #2   by Kane Slater
  •  Today I saw the dragon-fly by Mortimer123
  • Twelve-spotted Skimmer  by Kane Slater
  • Meadowhawk  by Kane Slater
  • Meadowhawk  by Kane Slater
  • Ebony Jewelwing   by Kane Slater
  • White-faced Meadowhawk  by Kane Slater
  • Green Darner #1  by Kane Slater
  • Meadowhawk on Black-eyed Susan  by Kane Slater
  • Lance-tipped Darner #2  by Kane Slater
  • Lance-tipped Darners mating  by Kane Slater

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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