Interest in dragonfly watching and photography is growing across the country. Arizona
is no exception, especially since dragonflies are an important indicator of water
quality - a natural concern in the southwest. Although there are a number of Mexican
species which reach the US borders here, there remains a great deal of work to do
in inventorying the species found in the state as well as creating better definitions
of their ranges and flight seasons.
A number of people have studied the odonates of Arizona over the years, but readily
available information has been sparse to date. This web site is intended to be a
simple photographic guide to the species recorded in the state. It is not intended
to take the place of a good field guide or manual. However, we believe that within
these pages you will find a superb collection of odonate photos, many not well known
within the United States. Whenever possible we have included several shots of a
species to help illustrate variances within a species or how specific markings vary
when seen from different angles. Come back often as we continue to add information
on Arizona dragonflies and damselflies.
Other Resources These websites provide more great information on
finding and identifying the odonates of Arizona.
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