A group for photographs of those most beautiful Insects,
the Dragonflies and Damselflies
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.