Order Odonata – Dragonflies and Damselflies


Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) » Class Insecta (Insects) » Order Odonata (Dragonflies & Damselflies)


Suborder Zygoptera – Damselflies


Family Calopterygidae (Demoiselle Damselflies)

Banded Demoiselle
(Calopteryx splendens)
Beautiful Demoiselle Calopteryx virgo
Beautiful Demoiselle
(Calopteryx virgo)

Family Coenagrionidae (Red & Blue Damselflies)

Azure Damselfly Coenagrion puella
Azure Damselfly
Coenagrion puella
Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula
Large Red Damselfly
Pyrrhosoma nymphula
Common Blue Damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum) male
Common Blue Damselfly
Enallagma cyathigerum
Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans)
Blue-tailed Damselfly
Ischnura elegans

Suborder Anisoptera – Dragonflies


Family Aeshnidae (Hawker Dragonflies)

Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
Southern Hawker
Aeshna cyanea

Family Libellulidae (Chaser, Skimmer & Darter Dragonflies)

Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) male
Broad-bodied Chaser
Libellula depressa male
Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
Four-spotted Chaser
Libellula quadrimaculata
Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) female
Broad-bodied Chaser
Libellula depress) female
Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) male
Common Darter
Sympetrum striolatum male
Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) male
Black-tailed Skimmer
Orthetrum cancellatum
Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) female
Common Darter
Sympetrum striolatum female