Classification
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All Names

  • Portuguese
    • Libélulas e libelinhas
  • Italian
    • Odonati
    • Libellule e Damigelle
  • Chinese (Traditional Taiwan)
    • 蜻蜓目 (qīng tíng mù)
  • Belarusian
    • Стракозы
  • Russian
    • Стрекозы
  • English
    • Dragonflies and Damselflies
    • Odonates
    • Odes
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 蜻蛉目
  • Scientific Names
    • Odonata
  • Spanish
    • Libélulas y caballitos del diablo
  • Maori
    • Kapowai
  • French
    • odonates
  • German
    • Libellen

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Recent observations

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Wandering Glider Pantala flavescens

Observer

asl5120

Date

August 25, 2016 07:40 AM CDT

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Common Green Darner Anax junius

Observer

asl5120

Date

August 25, 2016 07:40 AM CDT

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Variable Dancer Argia fumipennis

Observer

alorenz

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August 24, 2016 02:44 PM CDT

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Dragonflies Suborder Anisoptera

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alorenz

Date

August 24, 2016 02:33 PM CDT

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Damselflies Suborder Zygoptera

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alorenz

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August 24, 2016 12:24 PM CDT

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American Rubyspot Hetaerina americana

Observer

stephen41

Date

September 30, 2015 02:34 PM EDT

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Damselflies Suborder Zygoptera

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hannahwebber

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August 24, 2016 02:16 PM EDT

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Cruisers Family Macromiidae

Observer

hannahwebber

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August 24, 2016 02:11 PM EDT

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Darners Family Aeshnidae

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hannahwebber

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August 24, 2016 02:11 PM EDT

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Clubtails Family Gomphidae

Observer

hannahwebber

Date

August 24, 2016 02:09 PM EDT

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Black-lined Skimmer Orthetrum cancellatum

Observer

nicolascatassi

Date

August 25, 2016

Place

Fresonara (Google, OSM)

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Broad Scarlet Crocothemis erythraea

Observer

nicolascatassi

Date

August 25, 2016

Place

Italy (Google, OSM)
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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.
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