Damselflies and Dragonflies

DAMSELFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES

of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed


A GALLERY OF THE DAMSELFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES

of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed

Classified using traditional taxonomic ranks.

Domain-Eukaryota

Kingdom-Animalia

Phylum-Arthropoda

Class-Insecta

Order-Odonata

Suborder-Zygoptera (Damselflies)

Family-Coenagrionidae

Argia apicalis, a male Blue-fronted Dancer.
Argia apicalis, a male Blue-fronted Dancer.
Argia apicalis, a Blue-fronted Dancer.
Argia apicalis, a teneral Blue-fronted Dancer.
Argia fumipennis, Variable Dancers in tandem, a male (left) clasping a female (right).
Argia moesta, a male Powdered Dancer.
Argia moesta, a male Powdered Dancer.
Argia moesta, a female Powdered Dancer.
Argia moesta, a female Powdered Dancer (blue form).
Argia moesta, a Powdered Dancer.
Argia translata, Dusky Dancers in tandem, a male (left) clasping a female (right).
Enallagma civile, a mature male Familiar Bluet.
Enallagma civile, Familiar Bluets in tandem, a male (left) clasping a female (right).
Enallagma civile, Familiar Bluets in tandem, a male (right) clasping a female (left).
Enallagma civile, Familiar Bluets, a male (right) and a female (left) preparing to mate.
Enallagma civile, Familiar Bluets, a male (right) and a female (left) in wheel position.
Enallagma exsulans, a male Stream Bluet.
Enallagma signatum, Orange Bluets, a male (above) and a female (below) in wheel position.
Enallagma signatum, Orange Bluets in tandem, a male (left) clasping a female (right).
Enallagma signatum, Orange Bluets on a floating plant stem, multiple pairs in tandem, males clasping females.
Ischnura posita, a male Fragile Forktail.
Ischnura posita, Fragile Forktails, a male (above) and female (below), in wheel position.
Ischnura posita, a female Fragile Forktail ovipositing.
Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Fragile Forktail nymph
Ischnura posita, a Fragile Forktail nymph.
Ischnura verticalis, a male Eastern Forktail.
Ischnura verticalis, a male Eastern Forktail.
Ischnura verticalis, an immature female Eastern Forktail.

Family-Calopterygidae

Calopteryx maculata, a male Ebony Jewelwing.
Calopteryx maculata, a male Ebony Jewelwing.
Calopteryx maculata, a female Ebony Jewelwing.
Hetaerina americana, a male American Rubyspot.
Hetaerina americana, a female American Rubyspot.

Family-Lestidae

Lestes australis, a Southern Spreadwing.

Suborder-Epiprocta

Infraorder-Anisoptera (Dragonflies)

Family-Aeshnidae

Aeshna umbrosa, a female Shadow Darner.
Aeshna umbrosa, a female Shadow Darner ovipositing.
Aeshna umbrosa, a Shadow Darner beginning ecdysis, the final molt from its larval skin known as the exuvia.
Aeshna umbrosa, a Shadow Darner imago drying its wings just after its final molt.
Anax junius, the Common Green Darner.
Anax junius, the Common Green Darner (and a Familiar Bluet).
Epiaeschna heros, a female Swamp Darner ovipositing.

Family-Gomphidae

Arigomphus villosipes, the Unicorn Clubtail.  The aqua-blue eyes are unique to central-Pennsylvania populations of this species.
Arigomphus villosipes, the Unicorn Clubtail.
Dromogomphus spinosus, the Black-shouldered Spinyleg.
Dromogomphus spinosus, the Black-shouldered Spinyleg.
Dromogomphus spinosus, the Black-shouldered Spinyleg.
Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis, the Rusty Snaketail.
Phanogomphus exilis, Lancet Clubtails, a male (above) and a female (below) in wheel position.

Family-Corduliidae

Cordulia shurtleffii, a male American Emerald.
Cordulia shurtleffii, a male American Emerald.
Cordulia shurtleffii, the American Emerald.
Epitheca princeps, the Prince Baskettail.

Family-Libellulidae

Celithemis elisa, a mature male Calico Pennant.
Celithemis eponina, a male Halloween Pennant.
Celithemis eponina, the Halloween Pennant.
Erythemis simplicicollis, a male Eastern Pondhawk.
Erythemis simplicicollis, the Eastern Pondhawk.
Erythemis simplicicollis, the Eastern Pondhawk.
Libellula cyanea, a male Spangled Skimmer.
Libellula incesta, a male Slaty Skimmer.
Libellula incesta, a male Slaty Skimmer.
Libellula incesta, a female Slaty Skimmer.
Libellula luctuosa, a male Widow Skimmer.
Libellula luctuosa, a female Widow Skimmer.
Libellula pulchella, a male Twelve-spotted Skimmer.
Libellula pulchella, a female Twelve-spotted Skimmer.
Libellula vibrans, a male Great Blue Skimmer.
Libellula vibrans, a male Great Blue Skimmer.
Libellula vibrans, the Great Blue Skimmer.
Libellula vibrans, Great Blue Skimmers, a male (left) and a female (right) in wheel position.
Pachydiplax longipennis a male Blue Dasher.
Pantala flavescens, a male Wandering Glider.
Pantala flavescens, a female Wandering Glider.
Perithemis tenera, a male Eastern Amberwing.
Perithemis tenera, a male Eastern Amberwing.
Perithemis tenera, a female Eastern Amberwing.
Plathemis lydia, a male Common Whitetail.
Plathemis lydia, a female Common Whitetail.
Tramea carolina, the Carolina Saddlebags.
Tramea carolina, the Carolina Saddlebags.
Tramea lacerata, a male Black Saddlebags.
Tramea lacerata, a female Black Saddlebags.
Tramea lacerata, the Black Saddlebags.
Tramea lacerata, a pair of Black Saddlebags in tandem, a male (right) clasping a female (left).