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Damselfly and Dragonfly Life List

This is my list of all the dragonflies and damselflies I have photographed and attempted to identify.

Dragonflies and damselflies, the Odonata order, like birds and butterflies, exist just about everywhere, but appear inconsistently everywhere they inhabit. This makes them equally intriguing as a traveler's game in identification.

I am always amazed by the diversity of the odonata, and particularly the rich and vivid hues found on some species in areas where few other creatures are similarly exotically colored.

There is a growing number of resources for identifying and creating a life list of dragonflies and damselflies, but the interest and marketplace is still in its infancy. An iPhone app by the reliable Birdseye Apps, Dragonfly ID, shows promise for North American species, north of Mexico.

 

Dragonfly Life List

Flame SkimmerEnallagma cyathigerum from Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona

Flame Skimmer Dragonfly

Western Pondhawkfrom Sauvie Island, Oregon

Dragonfly Species

Halloween PennantCelithemis eponina from Central Minnesota

Dragonfly Species

Seaside DragonletErythrodiplax berenice from Playa Ancon, Cuba

Dragonfly Species

Seaside Dragonlet Photo 2Erythrodiplax berenice from Playa Ancon, Cuba

Dragonfly Species

Unidentified Dragonflyfrom Tambopata River region of Peru

Dragonfly Species

Unidentified Dragonflyfrom Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Dragonfly Species

Unidentified Dragonflyfrom Tambopata region of Peru

Dragonfly Species

Band-winged DragonletErythrodiplax umbrata from Abaco, Bahamas

Dragonfly Species

Common WhitetailPlathemis lydia from Tualatin, Oregon

Dragonfly Species

Unidentified Dragonflyfrom Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington

Dragonfly Species

Unidentified Dragonflyfrom Tualatin, Oregon

Dragonfly Species

Unidentified Dragonflyfrom Kauai, Hawaii

Dragonfly Species

Scarlet Skimmerfrom Kauai, Hawaii

Dragonfly Species

Unidentified Dragonflyfrom Ridgefield NWR, Washington

Dragonfly Species

Unidentified Dragonflyfrom Central Minnesota

Dragonfly Species

Twelve-spotted Skimmerfrom Central Minnesota
First photo is of female. Second photo is of male.

Dragonfly Species
Dragonfly Species

Unidentified Dragonflyfrom Soberania Jungle, Panama

Dragonfly Species

Damselfly Life List

California Spreadwing DamselflyArchilestes californica from Southeastern Oregon

Damselfly from the Bahamas

Unidentified Damselflyfrom Abaco Bahamas

Damselfly from the Bahamas

Unidentified Damselflyfrom Tambopata River region of Peru

Dragonfly Species

Unidentified Damselflyfrom Sauvie Island, Oregon

Dragonfly Species

Common Blue DamselflySome Kind of Bluet

Dragonfly Species

Unidentified Damselfly or DragonflyNapo River, Ecuador

Dragonfly Species