Family: Calopterygidae

Broad-wing Damselflies

These photos supplement pages 67-73 of the Guide to Aquatic Invertebrates of the Upper Midwest. Information on the biology of Calopterygidae can be found on page 70. The gills can sometimes be missing on Calopterygidae (see below), so use the other characters, especially the long antennae, for identification.

Calopterygidae

Calopterygidae antennae young Calopterygidae with gills missing

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