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PANAMA: Central - click here.

COLOMBIA: West-central - click here.

COLOMBIA: East Andes and Santa Marta region - click here.

ECUADOR: Southeast - click here.

ECUADOR: North - click here.

PERU: North - click here.

SURINAME: North-central - click here.

BRAZIL: Matto Grosso and southernmost Para - click here.

ENGLAND: South - click here.



The U.S.A. and Canada: below:-

NOTE: All the odonates below were photographed in Texas unless stated otherwise:


A medley of special Odes from one day in Hidalgo county, Texas - click here.


Zygoptera (Damsels):

Calopterygidae  Broad-winged Damsels:

Calopteryx dimidiata Sparkling Jewelwing: males and females from Mississippi and Texas.
Calopteryx maculata Ebony Jewelwing: male and female.

Hetaerina titia Smoky Rubyspot: a male.
Hetaerina vulnerata Canyon Rubyspot: males from Arizona.
Rubyspots: AMERICAN and SMOKY from Texas - added July 20, 2018.


Lestidae  Spreadwing Damsels:

Archilestes grandis Great Spreadwing: a male:.
Archilestes californicus California Spreadwing: a male: found by Susan May, the first record for Texas.
Lestes alacer Plateau Spreadwing: male and female.
Lestes disjunctus australis Southern Spreadwing: a male.
Lestes disjunctus disjunctus Northern Spreadwing: a male from Alaska.
Lestes forficula Rainpool Spreadwing: male and female.
Lestes inaequalis Elegant Spreadwing: a male from San Jacinto county; a southwards range extenson.
Lestes sigma Chalky Spreadwing: male and female.
Lestes tenuatus Blue-striped Spreadwing: males and females from south Texas the second record for Texas and third location for the United States.
Lestes vigilax Swamp Spreadwing: male and female.


Platystictidae  Shadowdamsels:

Palaemnema domina Desert Shadowdamsel: - a pair from eastern Arizona.

Protoneuridae  Threadtails:

Neonura aaroni Coral-fronted Threadtail: male and female.
Neonura amelia Amelia's Threadtail: male and female.

Protonura cara Orange-striped Threadtail: male and female.

All three of the above Threadtail taxa: including a photo of them all together!.

Coenagrionidae  Narrow-winged (or Pond) Damsels:

Acanthagrion quadratum Mexican Wedgetail : male and female; pairs egg-laying.

Apanisagrion lais Black-and-white Damsel: - adult and teneral males and females from SE Arizona.

Argia agrioides California Dancer: males from SE Arizona.
Argia alberta Paiute Dancer: male and female.
Argia barretti Comanche Dancer: male and female.
Argia bipunctulata Seepage Dancer; a mail.
Argia cuprea Coppery Dancer: a male and a pair.
Argia extranea Spine-tipped Dancer: a male from SE Arizona.
Argia hinei Lavender Dancer: male and female.
Argia lacrimans Sierra Madre Dancer: male and female from Arizona.
Argia leonorae Leonora's Dancer: many males and a female - including a "dusky" example.
Argia moesta Powdered Dancer: males of the "Southeastern Form", with some possible structural difference in S10.
Argia munda Apache Dancer: male and female.
Argia sp, Dancer: - male from west Texas; closest to nahuana Aztec, but with a few anomolies.
Argia sp, Dancer: - male from north-central Texas; it has numerous anomolies that suggest it could be a hybrid.
Argia sp, Dancer: - another male from north-central Texas; it has some likeness to A. carlcooki - Yaqui Dancer - ?.
Argia sp, Dancer: - yet another male from the same north-central Texas creek; is this another hybrid?.
Argia sp, Dancer: - probably male nahuana Aztec, but the appendages look a bit different.
Argia oenea Fiery-eyed Dancer: males  from Presidio county, TX.
Argia pallens Amethyst Dancer: two males; one the found by Sheridan Coffey, the third record for Texas.
Argia plana Springwater Dancer: aberrant males and a female that have some extranea-like features, from west Texas.
Argia plana Springwater Dancer: males with forked humeral stripes, from western Texas and western New Mexico.
Argia plana Springwater Dancer: 2 males and a female of the purple form, from SE Arizona.
Argia rhoadsi Golden-winged Dancer: male and female - photos from all three known locations in the united States.
Argia sabino Sabino Dancer: male, female, and pair from SE Arizona.
Argia sedula Blue-ringed Dancer; variations in the male.
Argia tarascana Tarascan Dancer: male, female, and pair from SE Arizona.
Argia tibialis Blue-tipped Dancer; a compromized female!.
Argia Tonto Tonto Dancer: males and female from SE Arizona.
Argia vivida Vivid Dancer: male from California.
Dancers; BLUE-FRONTED, KIOWA, DUSKY, AZTEC, SOOTY, and VARIABLE from Texas - added July 20, 2018.

Coenagrion resolutum Taiga Bluet: male and female from Alaska.

Enallagma aspersum Azure Bluet: many males and a female from eastern Texas.
Enallagma aspersum Azure Bluet: males from Arkansas.
Enallagma boreale Boreal Bluet: male and female from Alaska.
Enallagma carunculatum Tule Bluet: males from the NW Panhandle; second record for Texas.
Enallagma civile Familiar Bluet: a female that has some suggestion of doubledayi.
Enallagma civile Familiar Bluet: three males that have very unusual abdominal patterns.
Enallagma cyathigerum Northern Bluet: a male; I think this is the correct ID... from Alaska.
Enallagma daeckii Attenuated Bluets: mature and teneral males and females.
Enallagma divagans Turquoise Bluet: male and female.
Enallagma doubledayi Atlantic Bluet: males and females from northeast Texas; fourth sighting for Texas.
Enallagma dubium Burgundy Bluet: male and female.
Enallagma durum Big Bluet: a male
.
Enallagma exulans Stream Bluet: tandem pair in flight, plus some odd-looking males.
Enallagma geminatum Skimming Bluet: male and female.
Enallagma novaehispaniae Neotropical Bluet: male and female - incuding two identical variant males, five years apart.
Enallagma praevarum Arroyo Bluet: male and female.
Enallagma semicirculare Claw-tipped Bluet; second/third record for Texas.
Enallagma traviatum Slender Bluet: males and female.
Enallagma vesperum Vesper Bluet: male.
Enallagma vesperum Vesper Bluet: teneral male and female.
Enallagma weewa Blackwater Bluet: males from Mississippi.
Bluets DOUBLE-STRIPED :and ORANGE from Texas - added July 20, 2018.

Hesperagrion heterodoxum Painted Damsel: male and female.

Ischnura barberi Desert Forktail: male and female.
Ischnura damula Plains Forktail: male and female.
Ischnura demorsa Mexican Forktail: male and female.
Ischnura denticollis Black-fronted Forktail: males.
Ischnura kellicotti Lillypad Forktail: males and females.
Ischnura prognata Furtive Forktail: a male from Tyler county, Texas; second Texas record, the first being a specimen taken more than forty years previously.
Ischnura ramburi Rambur's Forktail: a pair - maybe this is why they're so successful....
Ischnura verticalis Eastern Forktail: a male from the TX Panhandle.
Forktails: CITRINE and FRAGILE from Texas - added July 20, 2018.

Leptobasis melinogaster Cream-tipped Swampdamsel: males from Hidalgo county, TX; second U.S. and Texas record, and only the fourth documented encounter ever for this species; plus a 2nd location from Hidalgo county and a new location in Cameron county.
Leptobasis vacillans Red-tipped Swampdamsel : a young male from Hidalgo county, TX; first U.S. record, found by John Abbott.
Leptobasis vacillans Red-tipped Swampdamsel : mature males and females from Hidalgo county, TX.

Nehalennia integricollis Southern Sprite : male and female.
Nehalennia gracilis Sphagnum Sprite : males and females the first record for Texas and first population found west of Alabama, found by Greg Lasley.


Neoerythromma cultellatum Caribbean Yellowface: males.

Telebasis byersi Duckweed Firetail: male and female from Harris county; second known location for Texas.
Telebasis byersi Duckweed Firetail: male from Harris county; third known location for Texas.
Telebasis digiticollis Marsh Firetail : males and females from Cameron county; this colony - found by Terry Fuller - constitutes the first record of this species for the U.S..
Telebasis salva Desert Firetail: male - added July 20, 2018.


Anisoptera (Dragons):

Petaluridae  Petaltails:

Tachopteryx thoreyi Gray Petaltail: male and female from east Texas in May.

Aeshnidae
  Darners:

Aeshna Mosaic Darners:
Aeshna eremita Lake Darner: male and female from Alaska.
Aeshna interrupta Variable Darner: male and female from Alaska; including an undescribed form?.
Aeshna interrupta Variable Darner: tantalizing pic of a young male from far northwest Texas if confirmed, a first record for Texas .
Aeshna juncea Sedge/Rush Darner: male and female from Alaska.
Aeshna palmata Paddle-tailed Darner: from Alaska and Washington - updated August 15, 2018.
Aeshna septentrionalis Azure Darner: male and female from Alaska.
Aeshna sitchensis Zigzag Darner: male and female from Alaska.
Aeshna umbrosa Shadow Darner: from Washington state - added August 15, 2018.
Aeshna sp. Darner sp.: male from Alaska - is it subarctica, eremita, or juncea?.

Anax Green Darners:
Anax amazili Amazon Darner: at last! a perched male from south Texas.
Anax concolor
Blue-spotted Comet Darner
: males and female from Hidalgo county TX the fourth documented - and first female - record for the United States.
Anax junius
Common Green Darner
: male in flight, plus a most bizarre tandem pair!.
Anax longipes Comet Darner: male and female in flight from Travis, Hidalgo, Uvalde and Aransas counties, TX..
Anax walsinghami Giant Darner: flying males from west and central Texas; male and female in flight from New Mexico.
Anax walsinghami Giant Darner: at last! - a naturally-perched male from Arizona.

Basiaeschna janata Springtime Darner: male in flight, and an ovipositing female .

Boyeria Spotted Darners:
Boyeria vinosa Fawn Darner: male and female from east Texas - including one in flight.

Coryphaeschna Pilot Darners:
Coryphaeschna adnexa Blue-faced Darner: males perched and in flight and a perched female from Hidalgo and Cameron counties, TX.
Coryphaeschna ingens Regal Darner: a male near Fort Worth - a significant range extension. Others added, including almost in Mexico, and ovipositing females...
Coryphaeschna apeora Icarus Darner: a female from Hidalgo county, TX in April 2008; now confirmed as the first record for the United States.... - updated July 20, 2018.
Coryphaeschna apeora Icarus Darner: two females from Hidalgo county, TX in July 2018; the fourth and fifth records for the United States.... - added July 26, 2018.
Coryphaeschna viriditas Mangrove Darner: a female from Puerto Rico in February 2012 - added August 15, 2018.

Epiaeschna heros Swamp Darner: male and female including observation of ovipositing.

Gomphaeschna Pygmy Darners:
Gompaeschna furcillata Harlequin Darner: two males from Jasper county, east Texas.

Gynacantha Two-spined Darners:
Gynacantha mexicana
Bar-sided Darner/Mexican Darner: two males and a female from Hidalgo county, TX.

Nasiaeschna pentacantha Cyrano Darner: males in flight.

Oplonaeschna armata Riffle Darner: close flight shots of a male from New Mexico; naturally-perched male and female from Arizona.
Oplonaeschna magna: flight shots of a male from Nuevo Leon, Mexico - a significant northwards range extension - added August 11, 2018.

Remartina Malachite Darners:
Remartina luteipennis Malachite Darner: close flight shots of a male and a face-on ovipositing female from SE Arizona.

Rhionaeschna Tropical Darners:
Rhionaeschna dugesi Arroyo Darner: a male plus blue and green females from Jeff Davis and Culberson counties.
Rhionaeschna multicolor Blue-eyed Darner: males in flight from Hidalgo and Dallam counties, TX, and California.
Rhionaeschna psilus Turquoise-tipped Darner: male and female from Hidalgo county, TX.
Rhionaeschna sp. Darner sp. : a male that looks wrong for psilus... from Hidalgo county, TX .

Triacanthagyna Three-spined Darners:
Triacanthagyna caribbea Caribbean Darner: males and female from Hidalgo county, TX; the 4th - 7th records for Texas and the United States.
Triacanthagyna caribbea Caribbean Darner: five males from sites in Hidalgo and Cameron counties.

Triacanthagyna septima Pale Green Darner: males and females from Hidalgo and Cameron counties, TX; the first record for Texas and second for the United States.

Gomphidae
Clubtails:

Eight species of Clubtail in one day from Hidalgo county, south Texas.

Aphylla
Forceptails:
Aphylla angustifolia Broad-striped Forceptail: male and female from Bexar county, plus an odd female from the LRGV.
Aphylla protracta Narrow-striped Forceptail: male and female.
Aphylla williamsoni Two-striped Forceptail: male.

Arigomphus Pond Clubtails:
Arigomphus lentulus Stillwater Clubtail: male and female from Harris county.
Arigomphus maxwelli Bayou Clubtail: male and female from Harris county.
Arigomphus submedianus Jade Clubtail: a pair from Tarrant county; a female from Harris county, plus Bayou and Stillwater for comparison.

Dromogomphus Spinylegs:
Dromogomphus spinosus Black-shouldered Spineyleg: Spineylegs from the Pineywoods....

Erpetogomphus Ringtails:
Erpetogomphus compositus White-belted Ringtail : male and female from west Texas.
Erpetogomphus compositus White-belted Ringtail : male and female from Arizona.
Erpetogomphus crotalinus Yellow-legged Ringtail : five males from southeastern New Mexico.
Erpetogomphus designatus (ssp?) "southwestern" Eastern Ringtail : five examples from Presidio and Brewster counties, TX of this distinctive form.
Erpetogomphus eutainia Blue-faced Ringtail: my favorite gomphid; male and female from Gonzales and Webb counties, TX.
Erpetogomphus heterodon Dashed Ringtail: four males from southwestern New Mexico.
Erpetogomphus lampropeltis natrix Serpent Ringtail: males and females from Texas and Arizona.

Gomphus Common Clubtails:
Gomphus apomyius Banner Clubtail : male and female from Jasper county, TX.
Gomphus gonzalezi Tamaulipan Clubtail : males and females from Hidalgo county, TX.
Gomphus graslinellus Pronghorn Clubtail : male and female from Kerr county, TX.
Gomphus hybridus Cocoa Clubtail: male and female from Hardin county.
Gomphus lividus Ashy Clubtail: male and female from San Jacinto county.
An unusual Gomphus militaris Sulphur-tipped Clubtail : an unusual male and female from western TX; now with a typical example for comparison.
A female Gomphus modestus Gulf Coast Clubtail: a female from San Jacinto county, TX.
Gomphus oklahomensis Oklahoma Clubtail : male and female from Harris county, TX.
Gomphus vastus Cobra Clubtail : male and female from Travis county, TX.

Hagenius brevistylus Dragonhunter: my second-favorite gomphid, male and female from Bexar and Medina counties, TX.

Ophiogomphus Snaketails:
Ophiogomphus severus Pale Snaketail: a male from northern New Mexico.
Ophiogomphus arizonicus Arizona Snaketail: a male from southeastern New Mexico.
Ophiogomphus arizonicus Arizona Snaketail: two males from eastern Arizona.
Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis Rusty Snaketail: two males from central Michigan - added July 12, 2018.
Ophiogomphus carolus Riffle Snaketail: a male from central Michigan - added July 12, 2018.

Phyllocycla Tropical Forceptails:
Phyllocycla breviphylla Ringed Forceptail: two males from the LRGV; found by Sheridan Coffey, the third record and first males for the United States.
Phyllocycla breviphylla Ringed Forceptail: males and females from Hidalgo county, TX. the fifth record for the United States;.

Phyllogomphoides Leaftails:
Phyllogomphoides albrighti Five-striped Leaftail: male in flight.

Progomphus Sanddragons:
Progomphus borealis Gray Sanddragon : males from Presidio and Reeves counties, TX.

Stylogomphus Least Clubtails:
Stylogomphus sigmastylus Interior Least Clubtail: males from Arkansas.

Stylurus Hanging Clubtails:
Stylurus intricatus Brimstone Clubtail: from El Paso county, TX.
Stylurus laurae
Laura's Clubtail
: poor but IDable pics of THREE males from San Jacinto county; the second - fourth adults - and first males - documented for Texas
.
Stylurus laurae Laura's Clubtail : IDable pics of two very teneral males from San Jacinto county.
Stylurus plagiatus Russet-tipped Clubtail: including Western-types from Presidio county, TX.

Clubtails: PLAINS and SULPHUR-TIPPED CLUBTAILS, FOUR-STRIPED and FIVE-STRIPED LEAFTAILS, COMMON SANDRAGON, FLAG-TAILED SPINYLEGS, from Texas - added July 20, 2018.

Cordulegastridae
Spiketails:

Cordulegaster diadema Apache Spiketail: a flying and perched male from SE Arizona.
Cordulegaster dorsalis
Pacific Spiketail: "intermediate" males from northern New Mexico.
Cordulegaster maculata
Twin-spotted Spiketail: two perched studies plus "average" flight shots from San Jacinto and Jasper counties - all males.
Cordulegaster obliqua Arrowhead Spiketail: cooperative female and male from Jasper county.
Cordulegaster sarracenia Sarracenia Spiketail: males and females of the taxon that was a SPECIES NEW TO SCIENCE in 2010 from east Texas.

Macromiidae
Cruisers:

Macromia River Cruisers:
Macromia annulata vs illinoisensis georgina Bronzed vs Swift River Cruiser. an in-hand comparison of females, from south Texas.
Macromia annulata Bronzed River Cruiser.
Macromia illinoisensis georgina Swift River Cruiser.
Macromia pacifica Gilded River Cruiser.
Macromia taeniolata Royal River Cruiser.

Corduliidae
Emeralds:

Tetragoneuria/Epitheca Baskettails:
Tetragoneuria/Epitheca Basketails: A selection of slimmer Basketails.
Tetragoneuria/Epitheca Basketails: A selection of fatter Basketails.
Tetragoneuria/Epitheca Basketails: A pair of fatter Basketails; are they the same species.
Tetragoneuria/Epitheca Basketails: some slimmer Basketails.
Tetragoneuria/Epitheca Basketails: in flight.
Tetragoneuria/Epitheca spinosa Robust Basketail: males in flight from Texas - the tell-tale cerci spines visible...; now updated with a tentative ID feature.
Stream Cruiser plus Basketails: STREAM CRUISER, PRINCE, DOT-WINGED, COMMON, MANTLED and SLENDER BASKETAILS, from Texas - added July 20, 2018.

Helocordulia Sundragons:
Helocordulia selysii Selys' Sundragon: male and female from Texas.

Neurocordulia Shadowdragons:
Neurocordulia xanthosoma Orange Shadowdragon: male from Texas.
Neurocordulia molesta Smoky Shadowdragon: male and female from Texas.

Cordulia Common Emeralds:
Cordulia shurtleffii American Emeralds: from Alaska.

Somatachlora Striped Emeralds:
Somatochlora albicincta Ringed Emeralds: from Alaska.
Somatochlora kennedyi Kennedy's Emerald: from Alaska; a new State record.
Somatochlora williamsoni Williamson's Emerald: a female from central Michigan - added July 20, 2018.
Somatochlora linearis Mocha Emerald: from Tarrant, San Jacinto and Angelina counties - updated July 20, 2018.
Somatochlora margarita Texas Emerald: a naturally-perched male from Angelina county.
Somatochlora margarita Texas Emerald: best-so-far flight shots of male and females from Angelina county.
Somatochlora margarita Texas Emerald: better flight shots of males and females from San Jacinto county.
Somatochlora margarita Texas Emerald: two flight shot encounters from San Jacinto county.
Somatochlora sp. Emerald sp. : flight shots of a male from San Jacinto county; probably margarita
Somatochlora filosa Fine-lined Emerald: two males and a female from Hardin county; the third record for Texas - added July 20, 2018.
Somatochlora ozarkensis Ozark Emerald: two females from Arkansas.
Somatochlora tenebrosa Clamp-tipped Emerald: a male from Arkansas.

Libellulidae
Skimmers:

King Skimmers: NEON, FLAME, COMANCHE, GREAT BLUE, SLATY, WIDOW and TWELVE-SPOTTED SKIMMERS, COMMON WHITETAIL,  from Texas - added July 20, 2018.
other Skimmers: CHECKERED SETWING, HALOWEEN PENNANT, EASTERN and PIN-TAILED PONDHAWKS, BLUE DASHER, BLUE CORPORAL, MARL PENNANT, SLOUGH AMBERWING,VARIEGATED MEADOWHAWK, SPOT-WINGED and WANDERING GLIDERS, BLACK and RED SADDLEBAGS,  from Texas, and Florida - added July 20, 2018.


Brachymesia Tropical Pennants:
Brachymesia herbida Tawny Pennant: males from the LRGV, Texas, and Florida.
Brachymesia: - all 3 taxa in one photo, from south Texas.

Brechmorhoga Clubskimmers:
Brechmorhoga mendax Pale-faced Clubskimmer: a section illustrating variation in this taxon.
Brechmorhoga mendax Pale-faced Clubskimmer: male and female.
Brechmorhoga pertinax Masked Clubskimmer: male and female; the first record for Texas, and the first in the U.S. (away from the Grand Canyon) since 2007.

Cannaphila Narrow-winged Skimmers:
Cannaphila insularis Gray-waisted/Narrow-winged Skimmer: male and female.

Celithemis Small Pennants:
Celithemis amanda Amanda's Pennant: male and female.
Celithemis elisa Calico Pennant: male.
Celithemis eponina Halloween Pennant: male.
Celithemis fasciata Banded Pennant: male.
Celithemis ornata Ornate Pennant: males.
Celithemis verna Double-ringed Pennant: male; the fourth record and location for Texas.
All six Celithemis pennants found in Texas, from the same day.

Dythemis Setwings:
Dythemis maya Mayan Setwing: male and female from west Texas.
Dythemis nigrescens Black Setwing: two subadult males from the LRGVwith unusual thorax patterns.
Dythemis velox Swift Setwing: A mature male Swift Setwing D. Velox with metallic violet forehead (a la D. nigrescens).

Erythemis Pondhawks:
Erythemis attala Black Pondhawk: Two males and two females; from the LRGV and Corpus Christi; the fourth or fifth record for the United States.
Erythemis mithroides/"taxon novum" Claret Pondhawk: two males from the LRGV; a new taxon for the United States.
Erythemis mithroides/"taxon novum" Claret Pondhawk: a female from the LRGV; third record for the United States.
Erythemis mithroides/"taxon novum" Claret Pondhawk: a second female from the LRGV; fourth record for the United States.
Erythemis mithroides/"taxon novum" Claret Pondhawk: three males from the LRGV; fifth record for the United States.
Erythemis mithroides/"taxon novum" Claret Pondhawk: more males from the LRGV in 2010.
Erythemis simplicicollis/collocata "Central" Pondhawk: a female from Jeff Davis county, TX.
Erythemis simplicicollis collocata Western Pondhawk: a male from Reeves county, TX.
Erythemis vesiculosa Great Pondhawk: that looks rather unusual, from Hidalgo county, TX.

Erythrodiplax Dragonlets:
Erythrodiplax basifusca Plateau Dragonlet: male and female from west Texas.
Erythrodiplax berenice Seaside Dragonlet: male and female, an Odd Couple, and a spot-winged female ....
Erythrodiplax funerea Black-winged Dragonlet: male and female from Mexico.
Erythrodiplax fusca Red-faced Dragonlet: two males from the Texas Hill Country (not far from the minuscula below)... it looks like this taxon is hanging on in the U.S..
Erythrodiplax minuscula Little Blue Dragonlet: I visited a west Hill Country location known for Red-faced Dragonlet, and found this Little Blue Dragonlet - ?
Erythrodiplax umbrata presumed Band-winged Dragonlets: three from the LRGV with wing veination more like Black-winged... and one more like the smaller taxa...? .
Erythrodiplax umbrata Band-winged Dragonlets: two males in flight in the same photo.
Erythrodiplax sp. presumed Dragonlet sp.: an oddball female from the LRGV.

Idiataphe Metallic Pennants:
Idiataphe cubensis Metallic Pennant male and female from south Texas; also a tandem pair ovipositing; first records for Texas.

Leucorrhinia Whitefaces:
Leucorrhinia borealis Boreal Whiteface : males from Alaska.
Leucorrhinia hudsonicus Hudsonian Whiteface : males from Alaska.
Leucorrhinia proxima Belted/Red-waisted Whiteface : male and female from Alaska.

Libellula King Skimmers:
Libellula auripennis Golden-winged Skimmer: male and female - from San Jacinto county.
Libellula axilena Bar-winged Skimmer: males and females from Jasper county.
Libellula composita Bleached Skimmer: males  from Reeves county, T.
Libellula cyanea Spangled Skimmer: males and females.
Libellula deplanata Blue Corporal: male and female.
Libellula forensis Eight-spotted Skimmer: male and females from eastern Arizona.
Libellula flavida Yellow-sided Skimmer: - males and female from San Jacinto and Jasper counties.
Libellula gaigei Red-mantled Skimmer: a male from south Texas; a rare species in its Mexican range and a new taxon for the United States.
Libellula sp. (incesta?) Skimmer sp. : - a female presumed Great Blue from Harris county that has really impressive "bars".
Libellula needhami Needham's Skimmer: male and female4.
Libellula semifasciata Painted Skimmer: males from Harris and Newton counties.
Libellula subornata Desert Whitetail: male and female from the Panhandle and Davis Mtns.

Macrothemis Sylphs:
Macrothemis imitans Ivory-striped Sylph: male and female from Uvalde and Bexar counties, TX.
Macrothemis pseudimitans White-tailed Sylph : a male of this taxon from Hidalgo county; now confirmed as the first record for Texas and the 2nd for the United States.... - updated August 15, 2018. - added August 15, 2018.
Macrothemis pseudimitans White-tailed Sylph : two males of this taxon from Val Verde county; the second record for Texas and the 3rd for the United States.... - updated August 15, 2018. - added August 15, 2018.
Macrothemis inacuta Straw-colored Sylph: male and female.
Macrothemis inequiunguis Jade-striped Sylph: males and females from Comal and Edwards counties, TX.

Miathyria Hyacinth Gliders:
Miathyria marcella Hyacinth Glider: male and female.

Micrathyria Tropical Dashers:
Micrathyria aequalis Spot-tailed Dasher : male, female and a striking young male.
Micrathyria aequalis Spot-tailed Dasher : three males with two pairs of spots, from Cameron and Hidalgo counties (and one is even more unusual).
Micrathyria didyma Three-striped Dasher : males from Hidalgo county; second record for Texas; and now from Cameron county; and now from Nueces County! (and a female from Mexico).
Micrathyria dissocians Caribbean Dasher : a male from Hidalgo county, Texas second record for Texas and the United States.
Micrathyria hageni Thornbush Dasher: a male from the LRGV with somewhat dissocians-like features in the thorax.
Micrathyria hageni Thornbush Dasher: a presumed male of this taxon from the LRGV with somewhat dissocians-like features in the abdomen and wing.
all four species of U.S. Micrathyria from one small marsh in south Texas.

Orthemis Tropical King Skimmers:
Orthemis discolor Carmine Skimmer: males and females from south TX.
Orthemis discolor/ferruginea Carmine/Roseate Skimmers: some males from south Texas that explore the variation in this genus.
Orthemis discolor/ferruginea Carmine/Roseate Skimmers: in-hand comparison of five live male specimens from south Texas.
Orthemis with red frons: a series of males from south Texas plus two from NE South America.

Paltothemis lineatipes
: Red Rock Skimmer: male and female.

Perithemis Amberwings:
Perithemis domitia Slough Amberwing: male and female.
Perithemis domitia Slough Amberwing: a male that looks rather unusual ... from Hidalgo county, TX.
Perithemis intensa Mexican Amberwing: male and female from Arizona.
Perithemis tenera/mooma Eastern/Mooma Amberwing: a female that has wings more like the latter (but not the abdomen...) from the LRGV.
Perithemis tenera Eastern Amberwing: a male that has a mooma-like abdomen... from Hidalgo county, TX.


Planiplax Scarlet-tails:
Planiplax sanguiniventris Mexican Scarlet-tail from south Texas - now with a female; a new taxon for the United States, found by Jan and David Dauphin.

Pseudoleon superbus Filigree Skimmer: male and female.

Sympetrum Meadowhawks:
Sympetrum ambiguum Blue-faced Meadowhawk: male and female.
Sympetrum danae Black Meadowhawk: male and female from Alaska.
Sympetrum illotum Cardinal Meadowhawk: a male from Jeff Davis county, TX.
Sympetrum pallipes Striped Meadowhawk: male and female from eastern Arizona.
Sympetrum semicinctum Band-winged Meadowhawk: immature male and female from Lipscomb county, Texas.
Sympetrum signiferum Spot-winged Meadowhawk: immature male and female from SE Arizona .
Sympetrum vicinium Autumn Meadowhawk: male and female.
Sympetrum vicinium Autumn Meadowhawk: an odd-looking male from west Texas.

Tauriphila Pasture Gliders:
Tauriphila argo Arch-tipped Glider : males in flight from Hidalgo County, Texas; ; a new taxon for the United States, found by Fabrice de Lacour and Ed Lam .
Tauriphila argo Arch-tipped Glider : females perched, in flight, and in-the-hand from Hidlago County, Texas.

Tholymis Evening Skimmers:
Tholymis citrina Evening Skimmer: male and female from Zapata county TX, and from Hidalgo and Cameron counties; fourth record for U.S. (third for Texas).

Tramea Saddlebags Gliders:
Tramea abdominalis Vermilion Saddlebags: a male in flight; the first record for Texas from Santa Ana, Hidalgo county.
Tramea abdominalis Vermilion Saddlebags: a perched male; the second record for Texas from Santa Ana, Hidalgo county; with another there soon after.
Tramea calverti Striped Saddlebags: male and female.
Tramea carolina Carolina Saddlebags: male and female .
Tramea insularis Antillean Saddlebags: male and female from Frio county, TX.
Tramea onusta Red Saddlebags: a pair in tandem - in flight, from Hidalgo county, TX.