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Dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata) of the FWG (3 galleries)

Most of these photos were taken at the FWG. However, when we found a species at FWG but were unable to get a photo there, we used photos taken at other sites in the Ottawa area. New images are placed at the beginning.

For a full list of all insects found at the FWG, please see Insects of the FWG

For a terrific look at the metamorphosis of a dragonfly, please check out Doris Potter's wonderful series of images with text.

An incomplete emergence of a dragonfly
An incomplete emergence of a dragonfly
Common whitetail (Plathemis lydia), female
Common whitetail (Plathemis lydia), female
Prince baskettail (Epicordulia princeps)
Prince baskettail (Epicordulia princeps)
Eastern pondhawk , female (Erythemis simplicollis)
Eastern pondhawk , female (Erythemis simplicollis)
Skimmers (Family: Libellulidae)
:: Skimmers (Family: Libellulidae)  ::
Darners (Family: Aeshnidae)
:: Darners (Family: Aeshnidae) ::
Damselflies of the FWG
:: Damselflies of the FWG ::
Racket-tailed emerald  (Dorocordulia libera)
Racket-tailed emerald (Dorocordulia libera)
Racket-tailed emerald  (Dorocordulia libera)
Racket-tailed emerald (Dorocordulia libera)
American emerald  (Cordulia shurteleffi)
American emerald (Cordulia shurteleffi)
American emerald  (Cordulia shurteleffi)
American emerald (Cordulia shurteleffi)
Black-shouldered spinyleg (Dromogomphus spinosus), female
Black-shouldered spinyleg (Dromogomphus spinosus), female
Black-shouldered spinyleg (Dromogomphus spinosus), female
Black-shouldered spinyleg (Dromogomphus spinosus), female
Prince baskettail (Epitheca princeps)
Prince baskettail (Epitheca princeps)
Prince Baskettail (Epitheca princeps)
Prince Baskettail (Epitheca princeps)
Prince Baskettail (Epitheca princeps)
Prince Baskettail (Epitheca princeps)
Common pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), male
Common pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), male
Common pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), male
Common pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), male
Common pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), female
Common pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), female
Common pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), male
Common pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), male
Shed larval  skin  (Exuviae) of dragonfly larva
Shed larval skin (Exuviae) of dragonfly larva