Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
of Orange County, California

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Photographed and compiled by Peter J. Bryant (pjbryant@uci.edu)
Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, 
University of California, Irvine, CA
and Ron Hemberger  

Darners (Aeshnidae)

Green Darner, Anax junius

Blue-eyed Darner,
Rhionaeschna multicolor (Male)

Blue-eyed Darner,
Rhionaeschna multicolor (Female)
Turquoise-tipped Darner, Rhionaeschna psilus  
Skimmers (Libellulidae)

Red-Tailed Pennant,
Brachymesia furcata (Male)

Pale-faced Clubskimmer, Brechmorhoga mendax

Flame Skimmer,
Libellula saturata (Male)

Flame Skimmer,
Libellula saturata (Female)

Neon Skimmer,
Libellula croceipennis

Eight-spotted Skimmer,
Libellula forensis

(photo from Marin County)

Blue Dasher,
Pachydiplax longipennis (Male)

Blue Dasher,
Pachydiplax longipennis (Female)

Red Rock Skimmer,
Paltothemis lineatipes (male)

Red Rock Skimmer,
Paltothemis lineatipes (female)

Wandering glider,
Pantala flavescens

Spot-winged glider,
Pantala hymenaea

Mexican Amberwing,
Perithemis intensa (male)

Mexican Amberwing,
Perithemis intensa (female)

Variegated Meadowhawk,
Sympetrum corruptum (female)

Variegated Meadowhawk,
Sympetrum corruptum (male)

Cardinal Meadowhawk,
Sympetrum illotum

Red Saddlebags,
Tramea onusta (Male)

Red Saddlebags,
Tramea onusta (Female)

Black Saddlebags,
Tramea lacerata
Broad-winged Damselflies (Calopterygidae)      

American Rubyspot,
Hetaerina americana
Narrow-winged Damselflies (Coenagrionidae)

Vivid Dancer,
Argia vivida (Male)

Vivd Dancer,
Argia vivida (Female)

Familiar Bluet,
Enallagma civile

Enallagma sp.

Pacific Forktail,
Ischnura cervula

Damselfly, Ischnura sp.

Black-fronted Forktail,
Ischnura denticollis (Female)

Black-fronted Forktail,
Ischnura denticollis (Male)

Forktail, Ischnura ramburii

Desert Firetail, Telebasis salva

Spreadwings (Lestidae)        

California Spreadwing Damselfly, Archilestes californica