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Dragonflies

Dragonflies and damselflies, those lovely gossamer-winged jewels of summer, are collectively referred to as odonates. Sometimes brilliantly coloured, sometimes drab, these fascinating insects emerge in late April and can be found well into November. As of 2008, 121 species have been recorded in the Ottawa area. A Checklist of the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Ottawa can be found at http://www.ofnc.ca/tandl/Dragonflies-damselflies.php on the OFNC website.

Tropical Dragonflies
:: Tropical Dragonflies ::
Darners (Family Aeshnidae)
:: Darners (Family Aeshnidae) ::
Emeralds (Family Corduliidae)
:: Emeralds (Family Corduliidae) ::
Clubtails (Family Gomphidae)
:: Clubtails (Family Gomphidae) ::
Spiketails and  Cruisers
:: Spiketails and Cruisers ::
Pondhawks (Genus Erythemis)
:: Pondhawks (Genus Erythemis) ::
Dashers (Genus Pachydiplax)
:: Dashers (Genus Pachydiplax) ::
Pennants (Genus Celithemis)
:: Pennants (Genus Celithemis) ::
Eastern Amberwings
:: Eastern Amberwings ::
Whitefaces (Genus Leucorrhinia)
:: Whitefaces (Genus Leucorrhinia) ::
Meadowhawks (Genus Sympetrum)
:: Meadowhawks (Genus Sympetrum) ::
Skimmers (Genera Libellula, Ladona and Plathemis)
:: Skimmers (Genera Libellula, Ladona and Plathemis) ::
Other Skimmers
:: Other Skimmers ::
Dragonfly exuvia
Dragonfly exuvia
Exuvia from an Elusive Clubtail
Exuvia from an Elusive Clubtail
Dragonfly Nymph
Dragonfly Nymph
Dragonfly Nymph
Dragonfly Nymph
Eastern Least Clubtail and Dragonhunter Exuvia
Eastern Least Clubtail and Dragonhunter Exuvia
Dragonfly exuvia
Dragonfly exuvia
Dragonfly exuvia
Dragonfly exuvia