Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies) in DuPage county, Illinois

20 Damselflies
Calopterygidae (Broad-winged Damselfly)
Broad-winged Damselfly larva 2009/06/29 Naperville Rivwewalk
larva
Calopteryx maculata (Ebony Jewelwing)
Ebony Jewelwing male 2009/06/22 Schulenberg Prairie
male
Ebony Jewelwing male 2014/07/30 Sugarland Run
male
Ebony Jewelwing male flying 2014/07/30 Sugarland Run
male flying facebook
Ebony Jewelwing female 2014/08/04 Sugarland Run
female
Ebony Jewelwing female 2014/08/05 Sugarland Run
female
Ebony Jewelwing mating 2014/08/05 Sugarland Run
mating facebook
Ebony Jewelwing male 2015/06/29 Sugarland Run
male
Euphaea (Gossamerwing)
Gossamerwing 2016/01/16 Chiang Mai, Thailand
facebook
Hetaerina americana (American Rubyspot)
American Rubyspot female 2009/09/18 Springbrook Prairie
female
American Rubyspot male 2009/09/18 Springbrook Prairie
male
American Rubyspot female 2014/07/05 McDowell Grove
female
American Rubyspot male 2014/07/05 McDowell Grove
male
American Rubyspot male 2014/07/10 McDowell Grove
male
American Rubyspot female copper form 2016/07/14 McDowell Grove
female copper form
American Rubyspot female green form 2016/07/14 McDowell Grove
female green form
American Rubyspot male 2016/07/14 McDowell Grove
male
American Rubyspot male perching on Giant Bur-Reed 2016/07/14 McDowell Grove
male perching on Giant Bur-Reed
American Rubyspot tandem 2016/08/21 Schulenberg Prairie
tandem facebook
Argia apicalis (Blue-fronted Dancer)
Blue-fronted Dancer male teneral 2007/06/19 DuPage River Trail
male teneral
Blue-fronted Dancer female blue form 2007/06/22 DuPage River Trail
female blue form
Blue-fronted Dancer male 2007/06/22 DuPage River Trail
male
Blue-fronted Dancer mating 2009/09/18 Springbrook Prairie
mating facebook
Blue-fronted Dancer female 2013/07/21 Starved Rock
female
Blue-fronted Dancer male 2013/07/21 Starved Rock
male
Blue-fronted Dancer mating 2014/06/24 Herrick Lake
mating facebook
Blue-fronted Dancer tandem 2016/06/28 Algonkian Nature Preserve, VA
tandem facebook
Blue-fronted Dancer female 2016/06/29 Algonkian Nature Preserve, VA
female
Blue-fronted Dancer male 2016/06/29 Algonkian Nature Preserve, VA
male
Blue-fronted Dancer male head 2016/06/29 Algonkian Nature Preserve, VA
male head
Argia moesta (Powdered Dancer)
Powdered Dancer mating 2009/06/29 Naperville Rivwewalk
mating
Powdered Dancer female 2014/07/03 McDowell Grove
female
Powdered Dancer female blue form 2014/07/03 McDowell Grove
female blue form
Powdered Dancer male 2014/07/03 McDowell Grove
male
Powdered Dancer male teneral 2014/07/03 McDowell Grove
male teneral
Powdered Dancer male flying 2014/07/05 McDowell Grove
male flying facebook
Powdered Dancer female head and wings 2014/07/09 Burlington Park
female head and wings facebook
Powdered Dancer flying tandem 2014/07/10 McDowell Grove
flying tandem facebook
Powdered Dancer ovipositing 2014/07/10 McDowell Grove
ovipositing facebook
Powdered Dancer ovipositing 2014/07/10 McDowell Grove
ovipositing facebook
Powdered Dancer tandem 2014/07/10 McDowell Grove
tandem facebook
Powdered Dancer exuvia 2014/07/28 McDowell Grove
exuvia
Powdered Dancer female blue form 2015/07/03 McDowell Grove
female blue form
Powdered Dancer female teneral 2015/07/03 McDowell Grove
female teneral
Powdered Dancer male teneral 2015/07/03 McDowell Grove
male teneral
Powdered Dancer male teneral flying 2015/07/03 McDowell Grove
male teneral flying facebook
Powdered Dancer tandem 2016/06/28 Algonkian Nature Preserve, VA
tandem facebook
Powdered Dancer female blue form 2016/07/14 McDowell Grove
female blue form
Powdered Dancer mating wheel 2016/07/14 McDowell Grove
mating wheel facebook
Powdered Dancer ovipositing 2016/07/14 McDowell Grove
ovipositing facebook
Argia sedula (Blue-ringed Dancer)
Blue-ringed Dancer female 2007/07/22 Bluff Spring Fen
female
Argia tibialis (Blue-tipped Dancer)
Blue-tipped Dancer male teneral 2015/06/05 McDowell Grove
male teneral
Blue-tipped Dancer tandem 2016/06/28 Algonkian Nature Preserve, VA
tandem facebook
Enallagma carunculatum (Tule Bluet)
Tule Bluet male teneral 2012/06/18 Schulenberg Prairie
male teneral
Tule Bluet female 2013/06/14 Herrick Lake
female
Tule Bluet female flying 2013/06/14 Herrick Lake
female flying
Tule Bluet female 2013/08/23 Kirt Prairie
female
Tule Bluet female flying 2013/08/23 Kirt Prairie
female flying
Enallagma civile (Familiar Bluet)
Familiar Bluet male 2007/07/11 Bluff Spring Fen
male
Familiar Bluet male 2013/06/13 Kirt Prairie
male
Familiar Bluet male 2013/06/14 Herrick Lake
male
Familiar Bluet female 2013/06/18 OCC
female
Familiar Bluet flying tandem 2014/07/01 Danada
flying tandem facebook
Familiar Bluet male 2014/07/01 Danada
male
Familiar Bluet mating 2014/07/01 Danada
mating facebook
Familiar Bluet ovipositing 2014/07/01 Danada
ovipositing facebook
Familiar Bluet male flying 2014/09/27 Springbrook Prairie
male flying
Familiar Bluet male 2016/07/10 Herrick Lake
male
Enallagma exsulans (Stream Bluet)
Stream Bluet male 2009/09/18 Springbrook Prairie
male
Stream Bluet female femur 2014/07/10 McDowell Grove
female femur
Stream Bluet female ovipositing 2014/07/10 McDowell Grove
female ovipositing bugguide facebook
Stream Bluet mating 2014/07/20 Pioneer Park
mating facebook
Stream Bluet female 2015/06/05 McDowell Grove
female
Enallagma geminatum (Skimming Bluet)
Skimming Bluet male 2013/08/24 Wild Ones Field Trip
male
Skimming Bluet tandem 2014/06/22 Herrick Lake
tandem
Skimming Bluet male 2014/06/23 Herrick Lake
male
Skimming Bluet tandem 2014/06/23 Herrick Lake
tandem
Skimming Bluet flying tandem front 2014/06/24 Herrick Lake
flying tandem front
Skimming Bluet flying tandem rear 2014/06/24 Herrick Lake
flying tandem rear facebook
Skimming Bluet mating 2014/06/24 Herrick Lake
mating facebook
Skimming Bluet tandem 2014/06/24 Herrick Lake
tandem
Skimming Bluet ovipositing 2014/06/27 Herrick Lake
ovipositing
Skimming Bluet ovipositing face plant 2014/06/27 Herrick Lake
ovipositing face plant facebook
Skimming Bluet ovipositing immersed 2014/06/27 Herrick Lake
ovipositing immersed
Skimming Bluet post oviposition 2014/06/27 Herrick Lake
post oviposition facebook
Enallagma signatum (Orange Bluet)
Orange Bluet female 2014/06/23 Herrick Lake
female
Orange Bluet flying tandem 2014/06/23 Herrick Lake
flying tandem facebook
Orange Bluet mating 2014/06/23 Herrick Lake
mating facebook
Orange Bluet ovipositing 2014/06/23 Herrick Lake
ovipositing facebook
Orange Bluet tandem 2014/06/23 Herrick Lake
tandem
Ischnura verticalis (Eastern Forktail)
Eastern Forktail male 2010/06/24 Kirt Prairie
male
Eastern Forktail male head 2011/09/01 Arrowhead Park
male head
Eastern Forktail female 2011/09/04 Arrowhead Park
female
Eastern Forktail female ovipositing 2011/09/04 Arrowhead Park
female ovipositing
Eastern Forktail male teneral 2012/04/26 Kirt Prairie
male teneral
Eastern Forktail mating 2012/06/22 Kirt Prairie
mating
Eastern Forktail female teneral 2013/05/31 Morton Arboretum
female teneral
Eastern Forktail female 2013/07/11 Kirt Prairie
female
Eastern Forktail female ovipositing 2013/07/15 Arrowhead Park
female ovipositing
Eastern Forktail female teneral eating 2013/07/17 Kirt Prairie
female teneral eating
Eastern Forktail male 2013/08/16 Kirt Prairie
male
Eastern Forktail female abdomen 2013/09/06 Arrowhead Park
female abdomen
Eastern Forktail female head 2013/09/06 Arrowhead Park
female head
Eastern Forktail female teneral 2014/09/02 Danada
female teneral
Eastern Forktail Water Mite on Hydrachnidia 2015/06/18 Oakhurst, Kane County
Water Mite on Hydrachnidia
Archilestes grandis (Great Spreadwing)
Great Spreadwing male 2011/09/01 Arrowhead Park
male
Great Spreadwing male 2013/09/06 Arrowhead Park
male
Great Spreadwing male 2013/09/28 Arrowhead Park
male bugguide
Lestes congener (Spotted Spreadwing)
Spotted Spreadwing female on Cow Parsnip 2007/06/16 Kirt Prairie
female on Cow Parsnip
Spotted Spreadwing female on GRAY DOGWOOD 2007/06/16 Kirt Prairie
female on GRAY DOGWOOD
Spotted Spreadwing female 2013/06/14 Herrick Lake
female
Lestes dryas (Emerald Spreadwing)
Emerald Spreadwing female 2009/07/09 West Chicago Prairie
female
Emerald Spreadwing female dorsal 2009/07/09 West Chicago Prairie
female dorsal
Emerald Spreadwing female lateral 2009/07/09 West Chicago Prairie
female lateral
Emerald Spreadwing male 2009/07/09 West Chicago Prairie
male
Emerald Spreadwing Water Mite on Hydrachnidia 2015/06/16 Egermann Woods
Water Mite on Hydrachnidia
Emerald Spreadwing male 2015/06/16 Egermann Woods
male
Emerald Spreadwing male dorsal 2015/06/16 Egermann Woods
male dorsal
Emerald Spreadwing tandem 2015/06/16 Egermann Woods
tandem facebook
Lestes inaequalis (Elegant Spreadwing)
Elegant Spreadwing mating 2009/08/02 Blackwell
mating
Lestes rectangularis (Slender Spreadwing)
Slender Spreadwing male 2009/09/11 Springbrook Prairie
male
Lestes unguiculatus (Lyre-Tipped Spreadwing)
Lyre-Tipped Spreadwing male 2009/07/09 West Chicago Prairie
male
24 Dragonflies
Aeshna umbrosa (Shadow Darner)
Shadow Darner male flying dorsal 2013/09/08 Arrowhead Park
male flying dorsal
Shadow Darner male flying posterior 2013/09/08 Arrowhead Park
male flying posterior
Shadow Darner mating 2014/10/11 Arrowhead Park
mating
Shadow Darner mating hand 2014/10/11 Arrowhead Park
mating hand facebook
Anax junius (Common Green Darner)
Common Green Darner male 2014/06/23 Herrick Lake
male
Common Green Darner male fighting male Unicorn Clubtail 2014/06/23 Herrick Lake
male fighting male Unicorn Clubtail facebook
Common Green Darner tandem 2014/07/23 McDowell Grove
tandem facebook
Common Green Darner tandem 2014/07/23 McDowell Grove
tandem facebook
Epitheca cynosura (Common Baskettail)
Common Baskettail male cruising 2014/06/18 Danada
male cruising facebook
Common Baskettail male flying 2016/06/06 Herrick Lake
male flying facebook
Epitheca princeps (Prince Baskettail)
Prince Baskettail male cruising 2014/07/17 Danada
male cruising facebook
Arigomphus submedianus (Jade Clubtail)
Jade Clubtail male 2014/07/05 McDowell Grove
male
Jade Clubtail male dorsal 2014/07/05 McDowell Grove
male dorsal
Jade Clubtail frontal 2016/06/06 Herrick Lake
frontal
Jade Clubtail lateral 2016/06/06 Herrick Lake
lateral
Arigomphus villosipes (Unicorn Clubtail)
Unicorn Clubtail male 2014/06/23 Herrick Lake
male
Unicorn Clubtail male frontal 2016/06/25 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
male frontal
Unicorn Clubtail male lateral 2016/06/25 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
male lateral
Erpetogomphus designatus (Eastern Ringtail)
Eastern Ringtail male dorsal 2016/06/29 Algonkian Nature Preserve, VA
male dorsal
Eastern Ringtail male front 2016/06/29 Algonkian Nature Preserve, VA
male front
Eastern Ringtail male lateral 2016/06/29 Algonkian Nature Preserve, VA
male lateral
Celithemis elisa (Calico Pennant)
Calico Pennant female 2007/06/25 Schulenberg Prairie
female
Calico Pennant female head 2007/06/25 Schulenberg Prairie
female head
Calico Pennant male 2007/07/11 Bluff Spring Fen
male
Celithemis eponina (Halloween Pennant)
Halloween Pennant female 2009/08/02 Blackwell
female
Halloween Pennant female 2012/07/18 West Chicago Prairie
female
Halloween Pennant female 2013/06/28 BP Naperville
female
Halloween Pennant male 2013/08/24 Wild Ones Field Trip
male
Halloween Pennant male flying 2013/08/24 Wild Ones Field Trip
male flying
Halloween Pennant mating 2014/06/27 Herrick Lake
mating facebook
Halloween Pennant male dorsal 2014/07/24 Herrick Lake
male dorsal
Erythemis simplicicollis (Eastern Pondhawk)
Eastern Pondhawk emergent 2009/08/02 Blackwell
emergent
Eastern Pondhawk female 2009/08/02 Blackwell
female
Eastern Pondhawk female 2013/07/17 Kirt Prairie
female
Eastern Pondhawk male 2014/06/23 Herrick Lake
male
Eastern Pondhawk female flying 2014/06/24 Herrick Lake
female flying facebook
Eastern Pondhawk mating 2014/06/24 Herrick Lake
mating facebook
Eastern Pondhawk female hovering 2014/06/27 Herrick Lake
female hovering facebook
Eastern Pondhawk female ovipositing 2014/06/27 Herrick Lake
female ovipositing facebook
Eastern Pondhawk male 2016/06/06 Herrick Lake
male
Eastern Pondhawk female 2016/08/21 Schulenberg Prairie
female
Libellula incesta (Slaty Skimmer)
Slaty Skimmer left 2016/06/25 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
left
Slaty Skimmer right 2016/06/25 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
right
Slaty Skimmer right dorsal 2016/06/25 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
right dorsal
Slaty Skimmer female 2016/06/26 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
female
Slaty Skimmer female perching 2016/06/26 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
female perching
Slaty Skimmer male dorsal 2016/06/26 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
male dorsal
Libellula luctuosa (Widow Skimmer)
Widow Skimmer female 2007/06/25 Schulenberg Prairie
female
Widow Skimmer female dorsal 2007/06/25 Schulenberg Prairie
female dorsal
Widow Skimmer male immature 2007/06/25 Schulenberg Prairie
male immature
Widow Skimmer male 2012/07/05 Kirt Prairie
male
Widow Skimmer female 2013/06/28 BP Naperville
female
Widow Skimmer female 2013/08/08 Cantera Commons
female
Widow Skimmer male 2013/08/08 Cantera Commons
male
Widow Skimmer male flying 2013/08/08 Cantera Commons
male flying
Widow Skimmer mating 2014/06/22 Herrick Lake
mating facebook
Widow Skimmer female flying 2014/06/24 Herrick Lake
female flying facebook
Widow Skimmer male 2016/06/25 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
male
Widow Skimmer female flying 2016/07/09 Arrowhead Park
female flying facebook
Libellula lydia (Common Whitetail)
Common Whitetail female 2013/05/29 Herrick Lake
female
Common Whitetail male teneral 2013/05/29 Herrick Lake
male teneral
Common Whitetail male teneral 2013/06/13 Kirt Prairie
male teneral
Common Whitetail female hovering 2013/08/18 Arrowhead Park
female hovering bugguide
Common Whitetail female ovipositing 2013/08/18 Arrowhead Park
female ovipositing bugguide
Common Whitetail male chasing female 2013/08/18 Arrowhead Park
male chasing female bugguide
Common Whitetail male flying 2013/08/18 Arrowhead Park
male flying bugguide
Common Whitetail female 2014/07/09 Burlington Park
female
Common Whitetail male 2014/07/10 McDowell Grove
male
Common Whitetail male 2016/06/06 Herrick Lake
male
Libellula pulchella (Twelve-spotted Skimmer)
Twelve-spotted Skimmer male 2012/07/15 Arrowhead Park
male
Twelve-spotted Skimmer male teneral 2013/06/14 Herrick Lake
male teneral
Twelve-spotted Skimmer male 2014/07/13 DuPage UU Church
male
Twelve-spotted Skimmer female hovering 2015/06/08 McDowell Grove
female hovering facebook youtube
Twelve-spotted Skimmer female ovipositing 2015/06/08 McDowell Grove
female ovipositing facebook youtube
Twelve-spotted Skimmer female 2016/05/29 Montrose Harbor
female
Twelve-spotted Skimmer male 2016/06/21 Arrowhead Park
male
Libellulidae (Skimmer)
Skimmer female 2016/01/17 Chiang Mai, Thailand
female facebook
Skimmer female front 2016/01/17 Chiang Mai, Thailand
female front facebook
Skimmer male 2016/01/17 Chiang Mai, Thailand
male facebook
Skimmer male teneral 2016/01/17 Chiang Mai, Thailand
male teneral facebook
Pachydiplax longipennis (Blue Dasher)
Blue Dasher male teneral 2009/06/24 Kirt Prairie
male teneral
Blue Dasher male 2009/07/09 West Chicago Prairie
male
Blue Dasher male 2012/07/15 Arrowhead Park
male
Blue Dasher female 2012/08/12 Arrowhead Park
female
Blue Dasher female 2013/08/08 Cantera Commons
female
Blue Dasher male flying 2015/07/05 Herrick Lake
male flying facebook
Blue Dasher female 2016/06/08 Fermilab
female facebook
Blue Dasher male 2016/06/25 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
male
Blue Dasher female hovering 2016/06/26 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
female hovering facebook
Blue Dasher female ovipositing 2016/06/26 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
female ovipositing facebook
Blue Dasher female ovipositing lateral 2016/06/26 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
female ovipositing lateral facebook
Blue Dasher mating front 2016/06/26 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
mating front facebook
Blue Dasher mating lateral 2016/06/26 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
mating lateral facebook
Blue Dasher female face 2016/07/09 Arrowhead Park
female face
Blue Dasher female lateral 2016/07/09 Arrowhead Park
female lateral
Perithemis tenera (Eastern Amberwing)
Eastern Amberwing female 2009/08/02 Blackwell
female
Eastern Amberwing female flying 2013/08/23 MAC pond
female flying
Eastern Amberwing male 2013/08/23 MAC pond
male
Eastern Amberwing male 2014/06/22 Herrick Lake
male
Eastern Amberwing male flying 2014/06/24 Herrick Lake
male flying facebook
Eastern Amberwing male 2016/07/10 Herrick Lake
male
Sympetrum (Meadowhawk)
Meadowhawk male flying 2014/06/03 Kauai, Hawaii
male flying facebook
Meadowhawk hovering 2016/01/13 Chiang Rai, Thailand
hovering facebook
Sympetrum costiferum (Saffron-winged Meadowhawk)
Saffron-winged Meadowhawk mating 2011/10/08 Kirt Prairie
mating
Saffron-winged Meadowhawk female 2013/07/14 Lincoln Marsh
female
Sympetrum obtrusum (White-faced Meadowhawk)
White-faced Meadowhawk male 2009/07/09 West Chicago Prairie
male
White-faced Meadowhawk male teneral 2009/07/09 West Chicago Prairie
male teneral
White-faced Meadowhawk male 2010/06/24 Kirt Prairie
male
White-faced Meadowhawk female 2011/08/25 Kirt Prairie
female
White-faced Meadowhawk male 2013/07/17 Kirt Prairie
male
White-faced Meadowhawk female 2014/06/22 Herrick Lake
female
White-faced Meadowhawk female flying 2014/07/09 Burlington Park
female flying facebook
White-faced Meadowhawk female flying dorsal 2014/07/09 Burlington Park
female flying dorsal facebook
White-faced Meadowhawk Water Mite on Hydrachnidia 2015/06/16 Egermann Woods
Water Mite on Hydrachnidia
White-faced Meadowhawk male head 2015/06/16 Egermann Woods
male head
Sympetrum rubicundulum (Ruby Meadowhawk)
Ruby Meadowhawk female 2013/07/14 Lincoln Marsh
female
Ruby Meadowhawk male 2013/07/14 Lincoln Marsh
male
Ruby Meadowhawk male 2013/08/24 Wild Ones Field Trip
male
Ruby Meadowhawk male head 2013/08/24 Wild Ones Field Trip
male head
Ruby Meadowhawk male 2013/08/28 Kirt Prairie
male
Ruby Meadowhawk female on BIG BLUESTEM 2013/09/04 Kirt Prairie
female on BIG BLUESTEM
Ruby Meadowhawk female 2016/08/22 Kirt Prairie
female facebook
Sympetrum vicinum (Autumn Meadowhawk)
Autumn Meadowhawk male face 2013/09/14 Kirt Prairie
male face
Autumn Meadowhawk male flying 2013/09/14 Kirt Prairie
male flying
Autumn Meadowhawk male 2013/09/25 Lambert Lake
male
Autumn Meadowhawk male 2013/09/28 Arrowhead Park
male
Autumn Meadowhawk tandem 2014/09/19 Hidden Lake
tandem facebook
Tramea carolina (Carolina Saddlebags)
Carolina Saddlebags male flying 2016/06/26 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
male flying facebook
Carolina Saddlebags male front 2016/06/26 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
male front
Carolina Saddlebags male lateral 2016/06/26 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
male lateral
Carolina Saddlebags male rear 2016/06/26 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
male rear
Tramea lacerata (Black Saddlebags)
Black Saddlebags female 2011/08/25 Kirt Prairie
female
Black Saddlebags female flying 2011/09/07 Kirt Prairie
female flying
Black Saddlebags mating 2014/05/27 Molokai, Hawaii
mating facebook
Black Saddlebags flying tandem 2016/07/10 Herrick Lake
flying tandem facebook
Black Saddlebags flying tandem front 2016/07/10 Herrick Lake
flying tandem front facebook
Black Saddlebags flying tandem separated 2016/07/10 Herrick Lake
flying tandem separated facebook
Black Saddlebags guarded ovipositing 2016/07/10 Herrick Lake
guarded ovipositing facebook

Other Fauna Photos taken mostly in DuPage county, IL. Mirrors: peterchen, COD
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