Odonata
Dragonflies and Damselflies Observed at the

James A. Zaepfel Nature Sanctuary and Research Center

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Damselflies (Family Zygoptera)
Broad-winged Damselflies (Subfamily Calopterygidae)
Spread-winged Damselflies (Subfamily Lestidae)
Narrow-winged Damselflies (Subfamily Coenagrionidae)
Dragonflies (Family Anisoptera)
Darners (Subfamily Aeshnidae)
Common Skimmers (Subfamily Libellulidae)
  

Damselflies (Family Zygoptera)
Broad-winged Damselflies (Subfamily Calopterygidae)
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Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)

Spread-winged Damselflies (Subfamily Lestidae)

 Common Spreadwing (Lestes disjunctus)
Common Spreadwing (Lestes disjunctus)
 Sweetflag Spreadwing (Lestes forcipatus)
Sweetflag Spreadwing (Lestes forcipatus)

Narrow-winged Damselflies (Subfamily Coenagrionidae)

Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis) 
Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis)

 

Dragonflies (Family Anisoptera)
Darners (Subfamily Aeshnidae)
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Canada Darner (Aeshna canadensis)
Shadow Darner (Aeshna umbrosa) Shadow Darner (Aeshna umbrosa)
Shadow Darner (Aeshna umbrosa)
   
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Common Green Darner (Anax junius)

Common Skimmers (Subfamily Libellulidae)

Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
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Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)
   
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Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata)
White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum) White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)
White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)
Male, Yellow-legged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum) Female, Yellow-legged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Male, Yellow-legged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum) Pair, Yellow-legged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum) Yellow-legged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata) Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)
Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)

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The resource is based on the following:

Dunkle, Sidney W. 2000.  Dragonflies through Binoculars, A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North America. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Kondratieff, Boris C. (coordinator). 2000. Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) of the United States.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Home Page. http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/lepid/dfly/dflyusa.htm (version 15MAY2001)