Family: Libellulidae

Skimmer Dragonflies

These photos supplement pages 67-73 of the Guide to Aquatic Invertebrates of the Upper Midwest. Information on the biology of Libelluidae can be found on page 69. The Libelluidae labium has small rounded, regularly spaced teeth (below), while Cordulegastridae has large irregular teeth. Click to compare with Cordulegastridae.

Libellulidae

Libellulidae labium Libellulidae ventral view of labium young Libellulidae

Odonata

CalopterygidaeCalopterygidae
Broad-Winged Damselflies

CoenagrionidaeCoenagrionidae
Narrow-Winged Damselflies


LestidaeLestidae
Spread-Winged Damselflies
 

AeshnidaeAeshnidae
Darner Dragonflies


CordulegastridaeCordulegastridae
Spike-Tail Dragonflies
 

GomphidaeGomphidae
Club-Tail Dragonflies
 

LibellulidaeLibellulidae
Skimmer Dragonflies