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Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

Share your photos of dragonflies and damselflies from around the world. Add descriptive habitat and behavior notes. We are especially interested in documenting swarm behavior which peeks in North America from July to September. Sign in to join mission

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
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Dragonflies and damselflies are agile insects of the order Odonata. With a worldwide distribution and over 5,000 described species, these speedy and colorful Odonates are fascinating to study. Help us collect more information about these interesting insects, their behavior, and the habitats in which they are found. Join the Dragonflies and Damselflies of the World mission today!

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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Scarlet Basker Shanelle2 4 1 Scarlet Basker
Large red damselfly arne.roysland 3 0 Large red damselfly
Common blue damselfly arne.roysland 2 0 Common blue damselfly
Horase's Duskywing robert emond 1 0 Horase's Duskywing
Cardinal Meadowhawk Brian38 3 0 Cardinal Meadowhawk
Broad-bodied Chaser Zlatan Celebic 4 0 Broad-bodied Chaser
Keeled Skimmer Zlatan Celebic 2 0 Keeled Skimmer
Spangled Skimmer LivanEscudero 1 0 Spangled Skimmer
Unicorn Clubtail LivanEscudero 1 0 Unicorn Clubtail
Purple Skimmer robert emond 0 2 Purple Skimmer
Sombre golden-ringed Alex C. 1 0 Sombre golden-ringed
Eight-spotted skimmer Brian38 3 0 Eight-spotted skimmer
Vivid dancer Brian38 8 0 Vivid dancer
Tropical Arroyo Dancer Damselfly LaurenZarate 2 3 Tropical Arroyo Dancer Damselfly
American Bluet CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 American Bluet
Common Whitetail skimmer Dawn Lopez-Garanzuay 1 0 Common Whitetail skimmer
Roseate Skimmer Dawn Lopez-Garanzuay 2 0 Roseate Skimmer
Rambur's Forktail LivanEscudero 1 0 Rambur's Forktail
Common darter arne.roysland 1 0 Common darter
Orange bluet (immature ♂) mauna Kunzah 1 0 Orange bluet (immature ♂)
Orange tailed marsh dart Viraj 1 0 Orange tailed marsh dart
Spotting Sushil Thomas David 1 0 Spotting
NZ Bush Giant Dragonfly remkinloch 5 3 NZ Bush Giant Dragonfly
Ditch jewel Roy Arun 2 0 Ditch jewel
Asian Blood Tail Sushil Thomas David 2 0 Asian Blood Tail
Painted spiderlegs Les Catchick 7 0 Painted spiderlegs
Ruddy Darter Zlatan Celebic 1 0 Ruddy Darter
Black-tipped Damsel Fly Tukup 0 2 Black-tipped Damsel Fly
Fragile Forktail mauna Kunzah 1 0 Fragile Forktail
Ischnura fluviatilis DiegoAlfonsoRosa 6 0 Ischnura fluviatilis
Lucia widow Zlatan Celebic 4 2 Lucia widow
Caballito del diablo (Willow emerald damselfly) kozoga 1 0 Caballito del diablo (Willow emerald damselfly)
Red-veined Darter Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 3 Red-veined Darter
Golden-ringed dragonfly; Libélula tigre arlanda 2 0 Golden-ringed dragonfly; Libélula tigre
Epaulet Skimmer Malcolm Wilton-Jones 2 0 Epaulet Skimmer
Red-veined Dropwing Zlatan Celebic 1 0 Red-veined Dropwing
Caballitos del diablo (Willow emerald damselfly) kozoga 5 0 Caballitos del diablo (Willow emerald damselfly)
Spotting Zlatan Celebic 2 0 Spotting
Libélula (Large pincertail) kozoga 4 0 Libélula (Large pincertail)
Spotting Machi 1 0 Spotting
Russet-tipped Clubtail Brian38 2 0 Russet-tipped Clubtail
Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonflies (mating pair) Brian38 1 0 Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonflies (mating pair)
Eastern pondhawk (male) Brian38 1 0 Eastern pondhawk (male)
Tiger Spiketail ForestDragon 1 0 Tiger Spiketail
Widow skimmer (male) Brian38 3 0 Widow skimmer (male)
Damselfly, Willow Emerald Stephen Wain 1 0 Damselfly, Willow Emerald
Orange-winged Dropwing Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 0 Orange-winged Dropwing
Eastern amberwing Brian38 2 0 Eastern amberwing
Common Whitetail Brian38 1 0 Common Whitetail
Ebony jewelwing (female) Brian38 2 0 Ebony jewelwing (female)

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