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Aerial Acrobats: From the Ozarks to Africa, dragonflies take flight through entomologist's field study, photographs and interactive site

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Central Texas Dragonflies

The names of Central Texas dragonflies below link to their respective photographs on Dr. John Abbott’s nature photography Web site. All photographs © John C. Abbott Nature Photography.

Dragonfly Common Name Scientific Name
Roseate Skimmer Roseate Skimmer Orthemis ferruginea
Eastern Pondhawk Eastern Pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis
Red-tailed Pennant Red-tailed Pennant Brachymesia furcata
Halloween Pennant Halloween Pennant Celithemis eponina
Common Green Darner as a larva feeding on a fish Common Green Darner as a larva feeding on a fish Anax junius
Common Green Darner as an adult dragonfly Common Green Darner as an adult dragonfly Anax junius
Comanche Dancer Comanche Dancer Argia barretti
Comet Darner Comet Darner Anax longipes
Flame Skimmer Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata
Eastern Ringtail Eastern Ringtail Erpetogomphus designatus

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