Classification
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All Names

  • English
    • Odonates
    • Dragonflies and Damselflies
    • Dragonflies and damselfies
    • Kapowai
  • Scientific Names
    • Odonata
  • Italian
    • Libellule e Damigelle
  • Spanish
    • Libélulas y caballitos del diablo

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula

Observer

christinadoyle

Date

May 16, 2015

Place

TA1 5QH (Google, OSM)

Description

Large Red Damselflies depositing fertilised eggs in a pond.

Following mating, the male damselfly stays attached to the female whilst she lays the fertilised eggs in a suitable body of water (in this case, the same body of water they both emerged from).

Photos / Sounds

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What

Rambur's Forktail Ischnura ramburii

Observer

brennan3909

Date

the past

Photos / Sounds

What

Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula

Observer

christinadoyle

Date

May 16, 2015

Place

TA1 5QH (Google, OSM)

Description

Emergence of a Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula), i.e. it's transition from nymph to a damselfly.

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What

Dragonflies Suborder Anisoptera

Observer

magazhu

Date

May 21, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Dancers Genus Argia

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

May 18, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

greenrosettas

Date

May 18, 2015

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What

Red Rock Skimmer Paltothemis lineatipes

Observer

robberfly

Date

May 22, 2015

Description

Male

Photos / Sounds

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What

Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

Observer

prarthana

Date

May 18, 2015 03:16 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Wandering Glider Pantala flavescens

Observer

ericisley

Date

May 22, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Spread-winged Damselflies Family Lestidae

Observer

coachwhipbooks

Date

May 22, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

common whitetail Plathemis lydia

Observer

coachwhipbooks

Date

May 22, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

dot-tailed whiteface Leucorrhinia intacta

Observer

coachwhipbooks

Date

May 22, 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.