"Odonata" means "Toothed".

Odonata are primitive winged insects. They cannot fold their wings. Their larvae are aquatic. All are predatory.

Characteristics: Two pair of wings. Front and hind wings long and similar in length and shape. Abdomen long and slender. Antenna short bristle-like. Large compound eyes.

Dragonflies - Suborder Anisoptera: Wings usually held outstretched horizontally at rest. Eyes closer together.
Damselflies - Suborder Zygoptera: Wings usually held together or only slightly apart. Eyes farther apart.

Flame skimmer - Libuellula saturata

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Flame skimmer - Libuellula saturata

Mexican amberwing - Perithemis intensa

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Mexican amberwing - Perithemis intensa

Roseate Skimmer - Orthemis ferruginea

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Roseate Skimmer - Orthemis ferruginea

Cardinal Meadowhawk - Sympetrum illotum

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Cardinal Meadowhawk - Sympetrum illotum

Red-tailed Pennant - Brachymesia furcata

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Red-tailed Pennant - Brachymesia furcata

Variegated Meadowhawk - Sympetrum corruptum

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Variegated Meadowhawk - Sympetrum corruptum

Wandering Glider - Pantala flavescens

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Wandering Glider - Pantala flavescens

Spot-winged Glider - Pantala hymenaea

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Spot-winged Glider - Pantala hymenaea

Black Saddlebags - Tramea lacerata

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Black Saddlebags - Tramea lacerata

Red Saddlebags -Tramea onusta

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Red Saddlebags -Tramea onusta

Blue dasher - Pachydiplax longipennis

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Blue dasher - Pachydiplax longipennis

Common green darner - Anax junius

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Common green darner - Anax junius

Blue-eyed darner - Rhionaeschna multicolor

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Blue-eyed darner - Rhionaeschna multicolor

Pacific forktail - Ischnura cervula

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Pacific forktail - Ischnura cervula

Damselfly - Ischnura denticollis

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Damselfly  - Ischnura denticollis

Vivid dancer - Argia vivida

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Vivid dancer - Argia vivida

Bluet - Enallagma civile

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Bluet - Enallagma civile

Damselfly - Enallagma sp

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Damselfly - Enallagma sp

Damselfly 1 - Undentified sp.

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Damselfly 1 - Undentified sp.

Damselfly 3 - Undentified sp.

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Damselfly 3 - Undentified sp.

Damselfly 2 - Undentified sp.

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Damselfly 2  - Undentified sp.