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    • Odonates
    • Dragonflies and Damselflies
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    • Odonata
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    • Libellule e Damigelle
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    • Libélulas y caballitos del diablo

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Tule Bluet Enallagma carunculatum

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 24, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 24, 2014 12:26 PM PDT

Description

Mating pair periodically dipping down to lay eggs.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Green Darner Anax junius

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 24, 2014 02:09 PM PDT

Description

A lot of them around the lake. Variously pictured: a male eating a female Common Whitetail (and a blurry shot of him snatching her off the lake), a female ovipositing in mud cracks at the water's edge, and a mating pair with the female ovipositing off alternate sides of the reed they're perched on.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 24, 2014 02:26 PM PDT

Description

We watched a male patrolling over a female ovipositing in the lake, until she was snatched up by a Common Green Darner and carried off to the bushes to be eaten head-first!

Photos / Sounds

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What

Canada darner Aeshna canadensis

Observer

sanguinaria33

Date

August 28, 2014 01:44 PM CDT

Description

Chased these guys for a week, then he landed on a tree right in front of me

Photos / Sounds

What

Black Saddlebags Tramea lacerata

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 24, 2014 12:20 PM PDT

Tags

Photos / Sounds

What

Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 24, 2014 01:01 PM PDT

Description

Lots of these little pink-red fellows in the tule.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 24, 2014 12:21 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

Observer

mickeylong

Date

August 28, 2014

Description

Common at lake edge, landing on bulrush.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Powdered Dancer Argia moesta

Observer

taogirl

Date

August 27, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

Observer

taogirl

Date

August 27, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dancers Genus Argia

Observer

naturenut

Date

August 28, 2014

Description

it was spreading it wings I guess trying to cool down

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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.