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Dragonflies and damselflies

Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata

Species on page

Dragonflies - 25 species in 15 genera in 3 families depicted (out of over 3000 species in 348 genera in 11 families.)

+ Libellulidae: Flame skimmer (Libellula saturata)
+ Libellulidae: Eight-spotted skimmer (Libellula forensis)
+ Libellulidae: Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
+ Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)
+ Libellulidae: Halloween pennant (Celithemis eponina)
+ Libellulidae: Flame-tailed pondhawk (Erythemis peruviana)
+ Libellulidae: Great Pondhawk (Erythemis vesiculosa)
+ Libellulidae: Western pondhawk (Erythemis collocata)
+ Libellulidae: Eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)
+ Libellulidae: Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)
+ Libellulidae: Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
+ Libellulidae: Four-spotted pennant (Brachymesia gravida)
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Granite ghost (Bradinopyga geminata)
+ Aeshnidae: Regal darner dragonfly (Coryphaeschna ingens)
+ California darner (Rhionaeschna californica)
+ Blue-eyed darner (Rhionaeschna multicolor)
+ Common green darner (Anax junius)
+ Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)

+ Damselflies
+ Coenagrionidae: Vivid Dancer (Argia vivida)
+ Coenagrionidae: Emma's Dancer (Argia emma)
+ Coenagrionidae: European bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
+ Coenagrionidae: Pacific forktail (Ischnura cervula)
+ Coenagrionidae: Rambur's forktail (Ischnura ramburii)
+ Familiar bluet (Enallagma civile)
+ Coenagrionidae: Tule Bluet (Enallagma carunculatum)

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Flame skimmer or firecracker skimmer (Libellula saturata)

My antenna ornament

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Flame skimmer (Libellula saturata)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
My yard
Palo Alto
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There be dragons

my yard 2020
Flame skimmer (Libellula saturata)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
My yard
June 22, 2020
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my yard 2020
Flame skimmer (Libellula saturata)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
My yard
June 22, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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my yard 2020
Flame skimmer (Libellula saturata)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
My yard
June 22, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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Dragon jockey

my yard 2020
Flame skimmer (Libellula saturata)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
My yard
June 22, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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Flame skimmer (Libellula saturata)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
June 27, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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Flame skimmer (Libellula saturata)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
June 26, 2021
Canon R5

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Flame skimmer (Libellula saturata)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
June 27, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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Eight-spotted skimmer (Libellula forensis)

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Eight-spotted skimmer (Libellula forensis)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
June 30, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)


Widow

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Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
July 23, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)

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Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
July 9, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
July 23, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
July 9, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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Halloween pennant (Celithemis eponina)

Halloween pennant (Celithemis eponina)

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Halloween pennant (Celithemis eponina)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
Pierce Street
Florida
May 1, 2015

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Halloween pennant (Celithemis eponina)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
Shark Valley, Florida
October 18, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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Flame-tailed pondhawk (Erythemis peruviana)

Dragonfly

panama

Flame-tailed pondhawk (Erythemis peruviana)
Family: Libellulidae
Gamboa
Panama
July 13, 2018
Canon 7DmarkII

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Western pondhawk (Erythemis collocata)

Western

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Western pondhawk (Erythemis collocata)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
July 5, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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Eastern pondhawk (Erythemis collocata)

florida 2021
Eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers, pondhawks)
Everglades, Florida
April 20, 2021
Canon R5

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Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)

Dashing

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Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
July 2, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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Dashing in blue

florida 2021
Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
Wakodahatchee
Florida
May 11, 2021
Canon R5

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florida 2021
Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
Everglades, Florida
April 20, 2021
Canon R5

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Granite ghost (Bradinopyga geminata)

Dragon of India

Granite ghost (Bradinopyga geminata)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
Ranthambhore
India
December 19, 2004
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Regal darner dragonfly (Coryphaeschna ingens)

Laying eggs

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Regal darner dragonfly (Coryphaeschna ingens)
Female - indicated by blue eyes
Family: Aeshnidae
Green Cay
April 30, 2015

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California Darner (Rhionaeschna californica)

Darning

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California Darner (Rhionaeschna californica)
Family: Aeshnidae (darners)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
July 20, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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Blue-eyed darner (Rhionaeschna multicolor)

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Blue-eyed darner (Rhionaeschna multicolor)
Family: Aeshnidae (darners)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
June 17, 2021
Canon R5

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Blue-eyed darner (Rhionaeschna multicolor)
Family: Aeshnidae (darners)
Pomponio Creek - 2021
June 19, 2021 - Juneteen bioblitz
Canon 7D markII

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Common green darner (Anax junius)

Dragon's mating

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Common green darner (Anax junius)
Family: Aeshnidae (darners)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
August 13, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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Floridian dragon

dragonfly
Sebastian Inlet State Park
Vero Beach, Florida
April 27, 2015

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The Pantanal

Brazilian dragon

dragon fly

Dragonfly
The Pantanl, Brazil
2011
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Brazilian dragon revisited

dragonfly
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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When dragonflies are envious

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Great pondhawk (Erythemis vesiculosa)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
The Pantanal
August 27, 2014

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Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)

Dish dragon

stanford dish 2019

Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
Stanford Dish
Photographing Nature - Autumn 2019
October 5, 2019
Canon 7Dmark2

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Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
San Bruno Mountain
November 14, 2021 - iNat extravaganza
Canon 7D MarkII

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Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
San Bruno Mountain
November 14, 2021 - iNat extravaganza
Canon R5

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Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)

Wandering dragon

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Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
August 15, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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Four-spotted pennant (Brachymesia gravida)

florida 2020
Four-spotted pennant (Brachymesia gravida)
Family: Libellulidae (skimmers)
Spadderdock (Nuphar advena)
Family: Nymphaeaceae (waterlilies)
Anhinga Trail, the Everglades, Florida
October 23, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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misc

Camouflage

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Borneo
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Florida

Swamp dragon

dragon
Loxahatchee
March 30, 2009

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Florida

When dragonflies are happy

dragonfly
Green Cay
April 25, 2014

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Año Nuevo 2014

Dragon facets

dragonfly
September 7, 2014

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Jasper Ridge

Dragon of summer

jasper

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Dragon fly

dragon fly

Madagascar
August 30, 2009

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dragonfly
Dragonfly ()
Orangebrook golf course
Hollywood, Florida
September 30, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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Dragonfly ()
Green Cay
Boyton Beach, Florida
October 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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Confronting the dragon

jasper ridge open house

Jasper Ridge Open House
May 12, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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Dragonfly larva

Diablo Canyon
Dragonfly
Bioblitz
Diablo Canyon
October 20, 2018 Friday
Canon 7Dmark2

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Damselflies

Vivid dancer (Argia vivida)

sam mcdonald 2020

Vivid Dancer (Argia vivida)
Family: Coenagrionidae (narrow-winged damselflies)
Sam McDonald Park - 2020
June 18, 2020
Canon 7D markII

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Vivid Dancer (Argia vivida)
Family: Coenagrionidae (narrow-winged damselflies)
Wunderlich Park
July 4, 2020 with Jennifer, Leslie, and Christin
Canon 7Dmark2
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When damselflies wear make-up

wunderlich 2021

Vivid Dancer (Argia vivida)
Family: Coenagrionidae (narrow-winged damselflies)
Wunderlich Park 2021
August 10, 2021 with Ben Fohner
Canon 7D markII

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Emma's dancer (Argia emma)

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Emma's dancer (Argia emma)
Family: Coenagrionidae (narrow-winged damselflies)
Campbell Park
September 26, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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European bluetail (Ischnura elegans)

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European bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
Family: Coenagrionidae (narrow-winged damselflies)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
June 27, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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Pacific Forktail (Ischnura cervula)

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Pacific Forktail (Ischnura cervula)
Family: Coenagrionidae (narrow-winged damselflies)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
July 2, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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Pacific Forktail (Ischnura cervula)
Family: Coenagrionidae (narrow-winged damselflies)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
June 26, 2021
Canon R5

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Pacific Forktail (Ischnura cervula)
Family: Coenagrionidae (narrow-winged damselflies)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
June 2, 2021
Canon 7Dmark2

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Pacific Forktail (Ischnura cervula)
Family: Coenagrionidae (narrow-winged damselflies)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
June 16, 2021
Canon 7Dmark2

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Pacific Forktail (Ischnura cervula)
Family: Coenagrionidae (narrow-winged damselflies)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
June 16, 2021
Canon 7Dmark2

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4 eggs and a damsel

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Pied-billed grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
Family: Podicipedidae (grebes)
Pacific Forktail (Ischnura cervula)
Family: Coenagrionidae (narrow-winged damselflies)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
July 4, 2021
Canon R5

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Rambur's forktail (Ischnura ramburii)

florida 2021

Rambur's forktail (Ischnura ramburii)
Family: Coenagrionidae (narrow-winged damselflies)
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park
Dania, Florida
April 22, 2021
Canon R5

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Familiar bluet (Enallagma civile)

Getting familiar

Felt Lake 2021

Familiar bluet (Enallagma civile)
Family: Coenagrionidae (narrow-winged damselflies)
Felt Lake
June 20, 2021 with Scott, Bob, John, and Jack
Canon 7dmark2

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Tule Bluet (Enallagma carunculatum)

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Tule Bluet (Enallagma carunculatum)
Family: Coenagrionidae (narrow-winged damselflies)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
July 2, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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Babati damsel

damsel fly

Damselfly
Babati, Tanzania
July 3, 2010

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Damsel jockey

damsel fly

Damselfly
Babati, Tanzania
July 3, 2010

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Diablo damsel

Diablo Canyon
Damselfly
Bioblitz
Diablo Canyon
October 20, 2018 Friday
Canon 7Dmark2

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ball dragons
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ball butterflies
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Last modified: November 17, 2021
Created: July 26, 2007 (from insectz.html)
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