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odonates part 2: damselflies

**updated Jan 2024**

Odonates: dragonflies (big, wings out) and damselflies (small, wings up).

Damselfly (infraorder Zygoptera) families include: spreadwings, broad-winged damsels, and pond damsels.

I got really into odes during the summer of 2020. Odes are now my second favorite group of animals behind birds.

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spreadwings (family Lestidae)

broad-winged damesels (family Lestidae)

pond damsels (family Coenagrionidae)

like the skimmers, there are too many pond damsels, necessitating galleries by genus

dancers (genus Argia)

bluets (genus Enallagma)