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Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Previous events

Be prepared to be amazed at this wonderful site. Within minutes I had downloaded a list of all Dragonflies and Damselflies recorded from my county. State lists are here too.

For any species, you can view a map of your state, with counties shown and a dot in the counties where the species occurs. You can even view a map of the whole USA and Canada with a dot shown for each record.

Last year as this project was in its final phases, I contributed all my county records. Now everyone can contribute their records on-line. Photographic records will be vetted by experts and if the experts agree the ID is right they will accept the record. The site is affiliated with DSA, the chief dragonfly society in North America.

The only caveat: This is not a fun site to use on dial-up. Try to use a faster connection if you possibly can. Even via broadband, the maps may take a full minute or more to download. It is worth the wait.

A great site; let's all contribute to it.

New link

Link to all 508 North American Odonate Species
Helpful link to all NA spp., includes photos and maps for all, and guide pages for most spp.

Direct Link to Species - Odonata Central

I don't find any other way to search for individual taxa.


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