Index for Dragonflies
(Order Odonata)

Well, it's a Dragon and it's flying.

Modern representatives of an ancient group of winged insects.
Adults are strong fliers catching other insects on the wing.

Their wings are held straight out from their body when at rest.
However there is one other member of the Dragonfly family
that can fold its wings back when at rest and that is the Damselflies.

With the use of their 4 wings they hover in one spot, change
directions instantaneously which enables them to catch other insects on the fly.


Mexican Amberwing Perithemis intensa

Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis
2 new photos 09/07/05

Blue-eyed Darner, Aeshna multicolor

Damsel flys 07/09/06

Flame Skimmer, Lebellula saturata [ female ]

Flame Skimmer [ male ] A few new photos as of 07/08/06

Roseate Skimmer, Orthemis ferrugina

Variegated Meadowlark, Sympetrum corruptum

Widow Skimmer

Identifications and information is through the kindness of;
Dennis Paulson, Director phone 253-879-3798
Slater Museum of Natural History fax 253-879-3352
University of Puget Sound e-mail
1500 N. Warner, #1088
Tacoma, WA 98416-1088


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