This site is where you can find photos and post information on American Odonata.

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  Covers the Nearctic and the Neotropic Ecozones

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How To: Studying Tropical Dragonflies and Damselflies
by Viola Clausnitzer, KD Dijkstra and Vincent Kalkman

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Pic of the day by Marcel Wasscher

Macrothemis musiva Calvert, 1898 (Suriname)

Look at the latest photos received.

Special mention to the latest 5 photos posted:

Martin Waldhauser
  Aeshna juncea (Georgia)
Oleg Kosterin
  Pantala flavescens (Indonesia)
Dr Simon Cox
  Libellula quadrimaculata (Canada)
Maxime Cobigo
  Coryphaeschna adnexa (French Guiana)
Maxime Cobigo
  Coryphaeschna amazonica (French Guiana)

Do you know which species is on the photo 15152 taken in Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo reserve (Peru) ?

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