Odonata Life List

This is my attempt at keeping a life list of dragonflies (and possibly other insects) that I have identified. Odes refers to odonates, which is the order encompassing both dragonflies and damselflies. At this point it’s a photo life list, since I have little skill at identifying odes in the field, and rely on photos for confirmation. Maybe that will change, but for now — this is a start. If you spot a mis-ID, please contact me or leave a comment on this page.

Eastern Pondhawk, female
Eastern Pondhawk, male
Widow Skimmer
Golden-winged Skimmer
Halloween Pennant
Common Whitetail
Prince Baskettail
Red Saddlebags
Roseate Skimmer

NEW! Ebony Jewelwing

Eastern Pondhawk
Eastern Pondhawk, female | Bluff Spring Fen, Cook County IL | 01 August 2013

Eastern Pondhawk (male)
Eastern Pondhawk, male | Gemini Springs, Volusia Co. FL | 29 September 2012

Widow Skimmer
Widow Skimmer (juvenile?) | Bluff Spring Fen, Cook County IL | 01 August 2013

Golden-winged Skimmer | Gemini Springs, Volusia Co. FL | 28 June 2013

Halloween Pennant
Halloween Pennant | Lake Woodruff NWR, Volusia Co. FL | 16 June 2012

Common Whitetail
Common Whitetail | Prairie Wolf Slough FP, Lake County IL | 18 July 2013

Prince Baskettail
Prince Baskettail | Calusa Nature Center, Lee County FL | 24 June 2013

Red Saddlebags (Tramea onusta) male
Red Saddlebags (male) | Audubon Park, Deltona, Volusia County FL | 07 July 2014

Roseate Skimmer (Orthemis ferruginea)
Roseate Skimmer (male) | Port Orange Causeway Park, Volusia County FL | 07 September 2014

Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)
Ebony Jewelwing (female) | Green Springs Park, Volusia County FL | 19 October 2014

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