Odonata of Central Minnesota

Photogenic birds can be hard to find at times, so I've decided to start cataloging Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies). Their baffling wing geometry and stunning appearance make them a fun and fascinating target.

Blue-eyed Darner

Rhionaeschna multicolor

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Familiar Bluet

Enallagma civile

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Orange Meadowhawk

Sympetrum spp.

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Stream Bluet

Enallagma exsulans

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Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Libellula pulchella

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Widow Skimmer

Libellula luctuosa

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