Dragonflies & Damselflies

Class: Insecta, Order: Odonata

Recent Work

  • A Halo Fit for a dragon by kibishipaul
  • Jewel of Nature by Jo Nijenhuis
  • Damselfly Kissed by the Sun by Jo Nijenhuis
  • Dragon at Rest by Macky
  • Eastern Pondhawk by Kane Slater
  • Dragonfly Shadow by Cynthia48
  • Widow Skmmer Dragonfly by Kathy Weaver
  • Widow Skimmer by Bill Morgenstern
  • Blue-winged helicopter damselfly in flight by hummingbirds
  • Hawker by Organicvision
  • Flame Skimmer on Agave by Ruth  Jolly
  • Dance of the damsel  by Ruth  Jolly

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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