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Recent observations

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Straw-colored Sylph Macrothemis inacuta

Observer

javigonz

Date

July 30, 2015

Description

It never perched, and this flight photo was the only one of a few worth anything. Those big blue eyes called my attention while it flew around.

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Dragonflies and Damselflies Order Odonata

Observer

colinmorita

Date

July 26, 2015 09:28 PM SAST

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Twelve-spotted Skimmer Libellula pulchella

Observer

dlawson

Date

July 26, 2015

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Bluets Genus Enallagma

Observer

dlawson

Date

July 26, 2015

Description

Attached photo. Probably either a Marsh or Hagen's Bluet, but probably no way to tell them apart according to my field guide.

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Green-striped Darner Aeshna verticalis

Observer

dlawson

Date

July 26, 2015

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Cherry-faced Meadowhawk Sympetrum internum

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dlawson

Date

July 26, 2015

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Black-tipped Darner Aeshna tuberculifera

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dlawson

Date

July 26, 2015

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Dot-tailed Whiteface Leucorrhinia intacta

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erikamitchell

Date

June 19, 2015 05:26 PM EDT

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

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ggnoma

Date

July 30, 2015 07:09 PM EDT

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Halloween Pennant Celithemis eponina

Observer

ggnoma

Date

July 30, 2015 07:10 PM EDT

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Thornbush Dasher Micrathyria hagenii

Observer

ericisley

Date

July 30, 2015

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Royal River Cruiser Macromia taeniolata

Observer

ericisley

Date

July 30, 2015
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Description from Wikipedia

Odonata is an order of carnivorous insects, encompassing dragonflies (Anisoptera/Epiprocta) and damselflies (Zygoptera). The word dragonfly is also sometimes used to refer to all Odonata, but odonate is a more correct English name for the group as a whole. Odonata enthusiasts avoid ambiguity by using the term true dragonfly, or simply Anisopteran, when referring to just the Anisoptera. The term Warriorfly has also been proposed. Some 5,900 species have been described in this order.

No range data available.