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NOTE: All the odonates below were photographed in Texas unless stated otherwise:


Zygoptera (Damsels):


Calopterygidae  Broad-winged Damsels:

Calopteryx dimidiata Sparkling Jewelwing: males and females from Mississippi and Texas - updated April 02, 2008 .
Calopteryx maculata Ebony Jewelwing: male and female - added May 21, 2005.

Hetaerina titia Smoky Rubyspot: a male - added Aug 05, 2003.
Hetaerina vulnerata Canyon Rubyspot: males from Arizona - added Sept 04, 2007 .

Lestidae  Spreadwing Damsels:

Lestes alacer Plateau Spreadwing: male and female - updated June 01, 2009 .
Lestes disjunctus australis Southern Spreadwing: a male - updated May 29, 2011.
Lestes disjunctus disjunctus Northern Spreadwing: a male from Alaska - added August 14, 2007.
Lestes forficula Rainpool Spreadwing: male and female - added Jan 19, 2004.
Lestes inaequalis Elegant Spreadwing: a male from San Jacinto county; a southwards range extenson - updated June 11, 2009.
Lestes sigma Chalky Spreadwing: male and female - updated June 25, 2008.
Lestes tenuatus Blue-striped Spreadwing: males and females from south Texas the first record for Texas and third location for the United States - updated June 01, 2009 .
Lestes vigilax Swamp Spreadwing: male and female - added June 28, 2006.

Platystictidae  Shadowdamsels:

Palaemnema domina Desert Shadowdamsel: - a pair from eastern Arizona - added September 05, 2013.

Protoneuridae  Threadtails:

Neonura aaroni Coral-fronted Threadtail: male and female - updated July 03, 2006 .
Neonura amelia Amelia's Threadtail: male and female - updated July 03, 2006 .

Protonura cara Orange-striped Threadtail: male and female - updated May 23, 2005.

Coenagrionidae  Narrow-winged (or Pond) Damsels:

Acanthagrion quadratum Mexican Wedgetail : male and female; pairs egg-laying - updated September 10, 2013.

Apanisagrion lais Black-and-white Damsel: - adult and teneral males and females from SE Arizona - updated September 10, 2013.

Argia agrioides California Dancer: males from SE Arizona - added September 10, 2013.
Argia alberta Paiute Dancer: male and female - added June 02, 2006 .
Argia barretti Comanche Dancer: male and female - added Sept 08, 2004.
Argia bipunctulata Seepage Dancer; a male - added May 22, 2008.
Argia cuprea Coppery Dancer: a male and a pair - updated September 10, 2013.
Argia extranea Spine-tipped Dancer: a male from SE Arizona - added September 10, 2013.
Argia hinei Lavender Dancer: male and female - added Sept 08, 2004.
Argia lacrimans Sierra Madre Dancer: male and female from Arizona - added Sept 04, 2007 .
Argia leonorae Leonora's Dancer: male and female - including a "dusky" example - ?  - added Sept 08, 2004.
Argia moesta Powdered Dancer: males of the "Southeastern Form", with some possible structural difference in S10   - added June 16, 2006 .
Argia munda Apache Dancer: male and female - updated June 02, 2006.
Argia sp, Dancer: - male from west Texas; closest to nahuana Aztec, but with a few anomolies  - updated April 23, 2008 .
Argia sp, Dancer: - male from north-central Texas; it has numerous anomolies that suggest it could be a hybrid  - added February 27, 2008 .
Argia sp, Dancer: - another male from north-central Texas; it has some likeness to A. carlcooki - Yaqui Dancer - ?   - added March 24 , 2008 .
Argia sp, Dancer: - yet another male from the same north-central Texas creek; is this another hybrid?  - added April 23 , 2008 .
Argia sp, Dancer: - probably male nahuana Aztec, but the appendages look a bit different   - added July 15, 2006.
Argia oenea Fiery-eyed Dancer: males  from Presidio county, TX. - added July 05, 2005.
Argia pallens Amethyst Dancer: two males; one the third record for Texas - updated September 10, 2013.
Argia plana Springwater Dancer: aberrant males and a female that have some extranea-like features, from west Texas - added June 22, 2011 .
Argia plana Springwater Dancer: males with forked humeral stripes, from western Texas and western New Mexico - added September 05, 2013.
Argia plana Springwater Dancer: 2 males and a female of the purple form, from SE Arizona - added September 05, 2013.
Argia rhoadsi Golden-winged Dancer: male and female - photos from all three known locations in the united States  - updated July 07, 2007.
Argia sabino Sabino Dancer: male, female, and pair from SE Arizona - added September 10, 2013.
Argia sedula Blue-ringed Dancer; variations in the male - updated April 23, 2008.
Argia tarascana Tarascan Dancer: male, female, and pair from SE Arizona - added September 10, 2013.
Argia Tonto Tonto Dancer: males and female from SE Arizona - updated September 10, 2013.
Argia vivida Vivid Dancer: male from California - added Sept 04, 2007 .

Coenagrion resolutum Taiga Bluet: male and female from Alaska - added August 14, 2007.

Enallagma aspersum Azure Bluet: males from Arkansas - added June 29, 2009.
Enallagma boreale Boreal Bluet: male and female from Alaska - added August 14, 2007.
Enallagma carunculatum Tule Bluet: males from the NW Panhandle; second record for Texas - added July, 2004.
Enallagma civile Familiar Bluet: a female that has some suggestion of doubledayi - added July 10, 2003.
Enallagma civile Familiar Bluet: three males that have very unusual abdominal patterns - updated September 10, 2013.
Enallagma cyathigerum Northern Bluet: a male; I think this is the correct ID... from Alaska - added August 14, 2007.
Enallagma daeckii Attenuated Bluets: mature and teneral males and females - updated May 22, 2008 .
Enallagma divagans Turquoise Bluet: male and female - updated May 04, 2007.
Enallagma doubledayi Atlantic Bluet: males and female from northeast Texas; fourth sighting for Texas - added June 18, 2011 .
Enallagma dubium Burgundy Bluet: male and female - updated May 04, 2007.
Enallagma durum Big Bluet: a male - added May 29, 2011 .

Enallagma exulans Stream Bluet: tandem pair in flight, plus some odd-looking males - added June 18, 2011 .
Enallagma geminatum Skimming Bluet: male and female - added June 18, 2006.
Enallagma novaehispaniae Neotropical Bluet: male and female - incuding two identical variant males, five years apart - updated June 24, 2011.
Enallagma praevarum Arroyo Bluet: male and female - added June 16, 2006.
Enallagma semicirculare Claw-tipped Bluet; second record for Texas - added December 03, 2010.
Enallagma traviatum Slender Bluet: males and female - updated May 22, 2008.
Enallagma vesperum Vesper Bluet: male - added June 03, 2003.
Enallagma vesperum Vesper Bluet: teneral male and female - updated July 04, 2006.
Enallagma weewa Blackwater Bluet: males from Mississippi; - added June 01, 2007.

Hesperagrion heterodoxum Painted Damsel: male and female - updated May 31, 2005.

Ischnura barberi Desert Forktail: male and female - added July 31, 2004.
Ischnura damula Plains Forktail: male and female - updated July 28, 2012 .
Ischnura demorsa Mexican Forktail: male and female - added July 31, 2004.
Ischnura denticollis Black-fronted Forktail: males - added June 02, 2006.
Ischnura kellicotti Lillypad Forktail: males and females - updated September 09, 2007 .
Ischnura prognata Furtive Forktail: a male from Tyler county, Texas; second Texas record, the first being a specimen taken more than forty years previously - added April 10, 2008.
Ischnura ramburi Rambur's Forktail: a pair - maybe this is why they're so successful... - added July 02, 2006.
Ischnura verticalis Eastern Forktail: a male from the TX Panhandle . - added July 05, 2004.

Leptobasis melinogaster Cream-tipped Swampdamsel: males from Hidalgo county, TX; second U.S. and Texas record, and only the fourth documented encounter ever for this species; plus a 2nd location from Hidalgo county and a new location in Cameron county. - updated June 20, 2009 .
Leptobasis vacillans Red-tipped Swampdamsel : a young male from Hidalgo county, TX; first U.S. record, found by John Abbott. - updated June 20 , 2009 .
Leptobasis vacillans Red-tipped Swampdamsel : mature males and females from Hidalgo county, TX. - updated July 10, 2009 .

Nehalennia integricollis Southern Sprite : male and female - updated June 11, 2009.
Nehalennia gracilis Sphagnum Sprite : males and females the first record for Texas and first population found west of Alabama, found by Greg Lasley. - added June 08, 2009.


Neoerythromma cultellatum Caribbean Yellowface: males  - updated April 23, 2008.

Telebasis byersi Duckweed Firetail: male and female from Harris county; second known location for Texas - added June 22, 2006.
Telebasis byersi Duckweed Firetail: male from Harris county; third known location for Texas - added Sept 09, 2007 .
Telebasis digiticollis Marsh Firetail : males and females from Cameron county; this colony - found by Terry Fuller - constitutes the first record of this species for the U.S. - added September 03, 2010 .


Anisoptera (Dragons):

Petaluridae  Petaltails:

Tachopteryx thoreyi Gray Petaltail: male and female from east Texas in May - updated May 18, 2007 .

Aeshnidae
  Darners:

Aeshna Mosaic Darners:
Aeshna eremita Lake Darner: male and female from Alaska - added August 14, 2007.
Aeshna interrupta Variable Darner: male and female from Alaska; including an undescribed form? - added August 14, 2007.
Aeshna interrupta Variable Darner: tantalizing pic of a young male from far northwest Texas if confirmed, a first record for Texas - added December 21, 2010 .
Aeshna juncea Sedge/Rush Darner: male and female from Alaska - added August 14, 2007.
Aeshna palmata Paddle-tailed Darner: from Alaska - added August 14, 2007.
Aeshna septentrionalis Azure Darner: male and female from Alaska - added August 14, 2007.
Aeshna sitchensis Zigzag Darner: male and female from Alaska - added August 14, 2007.
Aeshna sp. Darner sp.: male from Alaska - is it subarctica, eremita, or juncea? - added August 14, 2007.

Anax Green Darners:
Anax concolor Blue-spotted Comet Darner: males and female from Hidalgo county TX the fourth documented - and first female - record for the United States - updated September 03, 2010 .
Anax junius
Common Green Darner
: male in flight, plus a most bizarre tandem pair! - updated April 30, 2014.
Anax longipes Comet Darner: male and female in flight from Travis, Hidalgo, Uvalde and Aransas counties, TX. - updated September 27, 2010 .
Anax walsinghami Giant Darner: flying males from west and central Texas; male and female in flight from New Mexico. - updated September 05, 2013.
Anax walsinghami Giant Darner: at last! - a naturally-perched male from Arizona. - added September 05, 2013.

Basiaeschna janata Springtime Darner: male in flight, and an ovipositing female - updated April 14, 2008 .

Boyeria Spotted Darners:
Boyeria vinosa Fawn Darner: male and female from east Texas - including one in flight - updated May 29, 2011.

Coryphaeschna Pilot Darners:
Coryphaeschna adnexa Blue-faced Darner: males perched and in flight and a perched female from Hidalgo and Cameron counties, TX. - updated September 03, 2010.
Coryphaeschna ingens Regal Darner: a male near Fort Worth - a significant range extension. Others added, including almost in Mexico, and an ovipositing female... - updated June 05, 2011.
Coryphaeschna apeora: a female from Hidalgo county, TX in April that matches the rare apeora from Veracruz, Mexico; if confirmed, a new taxon for the United States... - updated April 23, 2008 .

Epiaeschna heros Swamp Darner: male and female including observation of ovipositing - updated May 29, 2011.

Gomphaeschna Pygmy Darners:
Gompaeschna furcillata Harlequin Darner: two males from Jasper county, east Texas - added April 05, 2011 .

Gynacantha Two-spined Darners:
Gynacantha mexicana
Bar-sided Darner/Mexican Darner: two males and a female from Hidalgo county, TX. - updated June 20, 2008.

Nasiaeschna pentacantha Cyrano Darner: males in flight - updated April 01, 2007 .

Oplonaeschna armata Riffle Darner: close flight shots of a male from New Mexico; naturally-perched male and female from Arizona - updated September 05, 2013.

Remartina Malachite Darners:
Remartina luteipennis Malachite Darner: close flight shots of a male and a face-on ovipositing female from SE Arizona - added September 05, 2013.

Rhionaeschna Tropical Darners:
Rhionaeschna dugesi Arroyo Darner: a male plus blue and green females from Jeff Davis and Culberson counties  - updated July 27, 2009.
Rhionaeschna multicolor Blue-eyed Darner: males in flight from Hidalgo and Dallam counties, TX, and California. - updated July 03, 2006.
Rhionaeschna psilus Turquoise-tipped Darner: male and female from Hidalgo county, TX. - updated July 10, 2009 .
Rhionaeschna sp. Darner sp. : a male that looks wrong for psilus... from Hidalgo county, TX. - added July 10, 2009 .

Triacanthagyna Three-spined Darners:
Triacanthagyna caribbea Caribbean Darner: males and female from Hidalgo county, TX; the 4th - 7th records for Texas and the United States - added September 23, 2008 .
Triacanthagyna caribbea Caribbean Darner: three males from new sites in Hidalgo and Cameron counties - added October 11, 2008 .

Triacanthagyna septima Pale Green Darner: female (plus male in 2008)  from Hidalgo county, TX; the first record for Texas and second for the United States - updated September 03, 2010.

Gomphidae
Clubtails:

Eight species of Clubtail in one day from Hidalgo county, south Texas - added June 04, 2010 .

Aphylla
Forceptails:
Aphylla angustifolia Broad-striped Forceptail: male and female from Bexar county, plus an odd female from the LRGV - updated October 11, 2008 .
Aphylla protracta Narrow-striped Forceptail: male and female - updated June 18, 2006.
Aphylla williamsoni Two-striped Forceptail: male - updated June 18, 2011.

Arigomphus Pond Clubtails:
Arigomphus lentulus Stillwater Clubtail: male and female from Harris county - updated May 18, 2007.
Arigomphus maxwelli Bayou Clubtail: male and female from Harris county - updated May 07, 2007.
Arigomphus submedianus Jade Clubtail: a pair from Tarrant county; a female from Harris county, plus Bayou and Stillwater for comparison - updated May 11, 2009.

Dromogomphus Spinylegs:
Dromogomphus spinosus Black-shouldered Spineyleg: Spineylegs from the Pineywoods... - added July 03, 2006.

Erpetogomphus Ringtails:
Erpetogomphus compositus White-belted Ringtail : male and female from west Texas. - updated September 04, 2007.
Erpetogomphus compositus White-belted Ringtail : male and female from Arizona. - added September 04, 2007.
Erpetogomphus crotalinus Yellow-legged Ringtail : five males from southeastern New Mexico. - updated September 05, 2013.
Erpetogomphus designatus (ssp?) "southwestern" Eastern Ringtail : five examples from Presidio and Brewster counties, TX of this distinctive form - updated June 21, 2007.
Erpetogomphus eutainia Blue-faced Ringtail: my favorite gomphid; male and female from Gonzales and Webb counties, TX. - updated Sept 30, 2004.
Erpetogomphus heterodon Dashed Ringtail: four males from southwestern New Mexico - updated September 05, 2013 .
Erpetogomphus lampropeltis natrix Serpent Ringtail: males and females from Texas and Arizona. - updated September 05, 2013.

Gomphus Common Clubtails:
Gomphus apomyius Banner Clubtail : male and female from Jasper county, TX - updated April 05, 2011 .
Gomphus gonzalezi Tamaulipan Clubtail : males and females from Hidalgo county, TX - updated September 03, 2010 .
Gomphus graslinellus Pronghorn Clubtail : male and female from Kerr county, TX - added April 14, 2008 .
Gomphus hybridus Cocoa Clubtail: male and female from Hardin county - added April 01 , 2007.
Gomphus lividus Ashy Clubtail: male and female from San Jacinto county - added March 31 , 2007.
An unusual Gomphus militaris Sulphur-tipped Clubtail : an unusual male and female from western TX; now with a typical example for comparison. - updated September 10, 2013.
A female Gomphus modestus Gulf Coast Clubtail: a female from San Jacinto county, TX - added May 18, 2007 .
Gomphus oklahomensis Oklahoma Clubtail : male and female from Harris county, TX. - added June 15, 2006.
Gomphus vastus Cobra Clubtail : male and female from Travis county, TX - added March 24, 2008 .

Hagenius brevistylus Dragonhunter: my second-favorite gomphid, male and female from Bexar and Medina counties, TX. - updated July 03, 2006.

Ophiogomphus Snaketails:
Ophiogomphus severus Pale Snaketail: a male from northern New Mexico - added July 08, 2008 .
Ophiogomphus arizonicus Arizona Snaketail: a male from southeastern New Mexico - added July 14, 2013 .
Ophiogomphus arizonicus Arizona Snaketail: two males from eastern Arizona - added September 05, 2013 .

Phyllocycla Tropical Forceptails:
Phyllocycla breviphylla Ringed Forceptail: two males from the LRGV; the third record and first males for the United States - added Aug 24, 2004.
Phyllocycla breviphylla Ringed Forceptail: males and females from Hidalgo county, TX. the fifth record for the United States; added females and more males - updated June 17, 2008.

Phyllogomphoides Leaftails:
Phyllogomphoides albrighti Five-striped Leaftail: male in flight - added July 03, 2006.

Progomphus Sanddragons:
Progomphus borealis Gray Sanddragon : males from Presidio and Reeves counties, TX. - updated September 05, 2013.

Stylogomphus Least Clubtails:
Stylogomphus sigmastylus Interior Least Clubtail: males from Arkansas. - added June 29, 2009.

Stylurus Hanging Clubtails:
Stylurus laurae Laura's Clubtail : poor but IDable pics of THREE males from San Jacinto county; the second - fourth adults - and first males - documented for Texas - updated July 07 , 2007 .
Stylurus laurae Laura's Clubtail : IDable pics of two very teneral males from San Jacinto county; the fifth adult documented for Texas - updated September 10, 2013.
Stylurus plagiatus Russet-tipped Clubtail: including Western-types from Presidio county, TX. - updated July 05, 2005.

Cordulegastridae
Spiketails:

Cordulegaster diadema Apache Spiketail: a flying and perched male from SE Arizona - added September 05, 2013.
Cordulegaster dorsalis
Pacific Spiketail: "intermediate" males from northern New Mexico - added July 08, 2008.
Cordulegaster maculata
Twin-spotted Spiketail: two perched studies plus "average" flight shots from San Jacinto and Jasper counties - all males - updated April 05, 2011.
Cordulegaster obliqua Arrowhead Spiketail: cooperative female and male from Jasper county - updated May 29, 2011.
Cordulegaster sarracenia Sarracenia Spiketail: males and females of the taxon that was a SPECIES NEW TO SCIENCE in 2010 from east Texas - updated April 05, 2011 .

Macromiidae
Cruisers:

Macromia River Cruisers:
Macromia annulata vs illinoisensis georgina Bronzed vs Swift River Cruiser. an in-hand comparison of females, from south Texas . - added September 10, 2013.
Macromia annulata Bronzed River Cruiser. - updated September 03, 2010 .
Macromia illinoisensis georgina Swift River Cruiser - updated June 18, 2011.
Macromia pacifica Gilded River Cruiser - added June 2002.
Macromia taeniolata Royal River Cruiser - updated May 04, 2007 .

Corduliidae
Emeralds:

Tetragoneuria/Epitheca Baskettails:
Tetragoneuria/Epitheca Basketails: A selection of slimmer Basketails. - added Jan 28, 2004.
Tetragoneuria/Epitheca Basketails: A selection of fatter Basketails. - added Jan 28, 2004.
Tetragoneuria/Epitheca Basketails: A pair of fatter Basketails; are they the same species?. - added June 16, 2004.
Tetragoneuria/Epitheca Basketails: some slimmer Basketails. - added April 01, 2007 .
Tetragoneuria/Epitheca Basketails: in flight. - added June 18, 2006.
Tetragoneuria/Epitheca spinosa Robust Basketail: males in flight from Texas - the tell-tale cerci spines visible... - added March 26, 2008; now updated with a tentative ID feature.

Helocordulia Sundragons:
Helocordulia selysii Selys' Sundragon: male and female from Texas - added February 27, 2008 .

Neurocordulia Shadowdragons:
Neurocordulia xanthosoma Orange Shadowdragon: male from Texas - added May 01, 2012 .
Neurocordulia molesta Smoky Shadowdragon: male and female from Texas - added June 05, 2011 .

Cordulia Common Emeralds:
Cordulia shurtleffii American Emeralds: from Alaska - added August 14, 2007.

Somatachlora Striped Emeralds:
Somatochlora albicincta Ringed Emeralds: from Alaska - added August 14, 2007.
Somatochlora kennedyi Kennedy's Emerald: from Alaska; a new State record - added August 14, 2007.
Somatochlora linearis Mocha Emeralds: male and female from Tarrant county - added June 26, 2006.
Somatochlora linearis Mocha Emerald: a female and male from San Jacinto county, plus better flight pic of female from Angelina county - updated June 05, 2011.
Somatochlora margarita Texas Emerald: a naturally-perched male from Angelina county - added July 28, 2012.
Somatochlora margarita Texas Emerald: best-so-far flight shots of male and females from Angelina county - added June 05, 2011.
Somatochlora margarita Texas Emerald: better flight shots of males and females from San Jacinto county - updated May 29, 2011.
Somatochlora margarita Texas Emerald: two flight shot encounters from San Jacinto county - updated June 11, 2009.
Somatochlora sp. Emerald sp. : flight shots of a male from San Jacinto county; probably margarita- added June 11, 2007.
Somatochlora ozarkensis Ozark Emerald: two females from Arkansas - added June 29, 2009.
Somatochlora tenebrosa Clamp-tipped Emerald: a male from Arkansas - added June 29, 2009.

Libellulidae
Skimmers:

Brachymesia Tropical Pennants:
Brachymesia herbida Tawny Pennant: males from the LRGV, Texas, and Florida - updated May 29 , 2011.
Brachymesia: - all 3 taxa in one photo, from south Texas - added July 28, 2012.

Brechmorhoga Clubskimmers:
Brechmorhoga mendax Pale-faced Clubskimmer: male and female - updated Sept 30, 2004.

Cannaphila Narrow-winged Skimmers:
Cannaphila insularis Gray-waisted/Narrow-winged Skimmer: male and female - updated August 18, 2004.

Celithemis Small Pennants:
Celithemis amanda Amanda's Pennant: male and female - added June 11, 2009 .
Celithemis elisa Calico Pennant: male  - updated April 18, 2007.
Celithemis eponina Halloween Pennant: male  - added July 05, 2006.
Celithemis fasciata Banded Pennant: male  - added June 16, 2004.
Celithemis ornata Ornate Pennant: males - added June 11, 2009 .
Celithemis verna Double-ringed Pennant: male; the fourth record and location for Texas - added June 05, 2011 .
All six Celithemis pennants found in Texas, from the same day - added September 10, 2013.

Dythemis Setwings:
Dythemis maya Mayan Setwing: male and female from west Texas. - updated July 01, 2006.
Dythemis nigrescens Black Setwing: two subadult males from the LRGVwith unusual thorax patterns - added October 11, 2008.
Dythemis velox Swift Setwing: A mature male Swift Setwing D. Velox with metallic violet forehead (a la D. nigrescens) - added June 12 2003.

Erythemis Pondhawks:
Erythemis attala Black Pondhawk: Two males and two females; from the LRGV and Corpus Christi; the fourth or fifth record for the United States - updated April 30, 2014.
Erythemis mithroides/"taxon novum" Claret Pondhawk: two males from the LRGV; a new taxon for the United States - updated June 15, 2008.
Erythemis mithroides/"taxon novum" Claret Pondhawk: a female from the LRGV; third record for the United States - added June 15, 2008.
Erythemis mithroides/"taxon novum" Claret Pondhawk: a second female from the LRGV; fourth record for the United States - added June 20, 2008.
Erythemis mithroides/"taxon novum" Claret Pondhawk: three males from the LRGV; fifth record for the United States - added June 10, 2009.
Erythemis mithroides/"taxon novum" Claret Pondhawk: more males from the LRGV in 2010; - updated October 18, 2010.
Erythemis simplicicollis/collocata "Central" Pondhawk: a female from Jeff Davis county, TX. - added May 31, 2005.
Erythemis simplicicollis collocata Western Pondhawk: a male from Reeves county, TX. - added July 31, 2006.
Erythemis vesiculosa Great Pondhawk: that looks rather unusual, from Hidalgo county, TX. - added July 10, 2009 .

Erythrodiplax Dragonlets:
Erythrodiplax basifusca Plateau Dragonlet: male and female from west Texas. - updated May 31, 2005.
Erythrodiplax berenice Seaside Dragonlet: male and female, an Odd Couple, and a spot-winged female ...  - updated July 28, 2012.
Erythrodiplax funerea Black-winged Dragonlet: male and female from Mexico - updated November 06, 2007.
Erythrodiplax fusca Red-faced Dragonlet: two males from the Texas Hill Country (not far from the minuscula below)... it looks like this taxon is hanging on in the U.S. - added April 29, 2014.
Erythrodiplax minuscula Little Blue Dragonlet: I visited a west Hill Country location known for Red-faced Dragonlet, and found this Little Blue Dragonlet - ? - updated June 18, 2011 .
Erythrodiplax umbrata presumed Band-winged Dragonlets: three from the LRGV with wing veination more like Black-winged... and one more like the smaller taxa...? - updated June 01, 2009 .
Erythrodiplax umbrata Band-winged Dragonlets: two males in flight in the same photo. - added May 16, 2014.
Erythrodiplax sp. presumed Dragonlet sp.: an oddball female from the LRGV - added June 20, 2008.

Idiataphe Metallic Pennants:
Idiataphe cubensis Metallic Pennant male and female from south Texas; also a tandem pair ovipositing; first records for Texas- updated April 30, 2014.

Leucorrhinia Whitefaces:
Leucorrhinia borealis Boreal Whiteface : males from Alaska - added August 14, 2007.
Leucorrhinia hudsonicus Hudsonian Whiteface : males from Alaska - added August 14, 2007.
Leucorrhinia proxima Belted/Red-waisted Whiteface : male and female from Alaska - added August 14, 2007.

Libellula King Skimmers:
Libellula auripennis Golden-winged Skimmer: male and female - from San Jacinto county - updated June 21, 2007 .
Libellula axilena Bar-winged Skimmer: males and females from Jasper county - updated June 11, 2009 .
Libellula composita Bleached Skimmer: males  from Reeves county, TX. - added July 05, 2005.
Libellula cyanea Spangled Skimmer: males and females - updated June 18, 2011.
Libellula deplanata Blue Corporal: male and female - updated April 22, 2007 .
Libellula forensis Eight-spotted Skimmer: male and females from eastern Arizona - added September 10, 2013.
Libellula flavida Yellow-sided Skimmer: - males and female from San Jacinto and Jasper counties - updated April 27, 2010.
Libellula gaigei Red-mantled Skimmer: a male from south Texas; a rare species in its Mexican range and a new taxon for the United States - updated August 20, 2009 .
Libellula sp. (incesta?) Skimmer sp. : - a female presumed Great Blue from Harris county that has really impressive "bars" - added June 01, 2007 .
Libellula needhami Needham's Skimmer: male and female - added June 28, 2004.
Libellula semifasciata Painted Skimmer: males from Harris and Newton counties - updated May 04, 2007.
Libellula subornata Desert Whitetail: male and female from the Panhandle and Davis Mtns - updated August 01, 2004.

Macrothemis Sylphs:
Macrothemis imitans Ivory-striped Sylph: male and female from Uvalde and Bexar counties, TX. - added May 21, 2005.
Macrothemis pseudimitans White-tailed Sylph : two males of this taxon from Val Verde county; the first confirmed record for Texas and the 3rd for the United States... - added May 09, 2014.
Macrothemis pseudimitans White-tailed Sylph : a probable male of this taxon from Hidalgo county; if confirmed a new record for Texas and the 2nd for the United States...- updated May 14, 2014.
Macrothemis inacuta Straw-colored Sylph: male and female - updated Sept 30, 2004.
Macrothemis inequiunguis Jade-striped Sylph: males and females from Comal and Edwards counties, TX. - updated July 28, 2012.

Miathyria Hyacinth Gliders:
Miathyria marcella Hyacinth Glider: male and female - added June 28, 2004.

Micrathyria Tropical Dashers:
Micrathyria aequalis Spot-tailed Dasher : male, female and a striking young male  - updated October 11, 2008 .
Micrathyria aequalis Spot-tailed Dasher : three males with two pairs of spots, from Cameron and Hidalgo counties (and one is even more unusual) - updated June 11, 2009 .
Micrathyria didyma Three-striped Dasher : males from Hidalgo county; second record for Texas; and now from Cameron county; and now from Nueces County! (and a female from Mexico) - updated June 01, 2009 .
Micrathyria dissocians Caribbean Dasher : a male from Hidalgo county, Texas a new taxon for the United States - updated September 03, 2010 .
Micrathyria hageni Thornbush Dasher: a male from the LRGV with somewhat dissocians-like features in the thorax - added October 11, 2008.
Micrathyria hageni Thornbush Dasher: a presumed male of this taxon from the LRGV with somewhat dissocians-like features in the abdomen and wing - added November 02, 2008.
all four species of U.S. Micrathyria from one small marsh in south Texas - added June 04, 2010 .

Orthemis Tropical King Skimmers:
Orthemis discolor Carmine Skimmer: males and females from south TX - updated again May 18, 2007 .
Orthemis discolor/ferruginea Carmine/Roseate Skimmers: some males from south Texas that explore the variation in this genus - added July 01, 2006.
Orthemis discolor/ferruginea Carmine/Roseate Skimmers: in-hand comparison of five live male specimens from south Texas - added July 06, 2006.
Orthemis with red frons: a series of males from south Texas plus two from NE South America - added July 28, 2012.

Paltothemis lineatipes
: Red Rock Skimmer: male and female - updated May 11, 2009 .

Perithemis Amberwings:
Perithemis domitia Slough Amberwing: male and female - updated July 05, 2006.
Perithemis domitia Slough Amberwing: a male that looks rather unusual ... from Hidalgo county, TX. - added July 10, 2009 .
Perithemis intensa Mexican Amberwing: male and female from Arizona - added September 04, 2007 .
Perithemis tenera/mooma Eastern/Mooma Amberwing: a female that has wings more like the latter (but not the abdomen...) from the LRGV  - added June 20, 2008.
Perithemis tenera Eastern Amberwing: a male that has a mooma-like abdomen... from Hidalgo county, TX. - added July 10, 2009 .


Planiplax Scarlet-tails:
Planiplax sanguiniventris Mexican Scarlet-tail from south Texas - now with a female; a new taxon for the United States, found by Jan and David Dauphin - updated October 08, 2010 .

Pseudoleon superbus Filigree Skimmer: male and female - updated April 30, 2014.

Sympetrum Meadowhawks:
Sympetrum ambiguum Blue-faced Meadowhawk: male and female  - updated June 2003.
Sympetrum danae Black Meadowhawk: male and female from Alaska - added April 30, 2014.
Sympetrum illotum Cardinal Meadowhawk: a male from Jeff Davis county, TX. - added May 31, 2005.
Sympetrum pallipes Striped Meadowhawk: male and female from eastern Arizona - added September 10, 2013.
Sympetrum signiferum Spot-winged Meadowhawk: immature male and female from SE Arizona - added September 10, 2013.
Sympetrum vicinium Autumn Meadowhawk: male and female  - updated June 2003.
Sympetrum vicinium Autumn Meadowhawk: an odd-looking male from west Texas - added September 24, 2013 .

Tauriphila Pasture Gliders:
Tauriphila argo Arch-tipped Glider : males in flight from Hidalgo County, Texas; ; a new taxon for the United States, found by Fabrice de Lacour and Ed Lam - updated July 10, 2009 .
Tauriphila argo Arch-tipped Glider : females perched, in flight, and in-the-hand from Hidlago County, Texas; ; a new taxon for the United States - updated June 25, 2008.

Tholymis Evening Skimmers:
Tholymis citrina Evening Skimmer: male and female from Zapata county TX, and from Hidalgo and Cameron counties; fourth record for U.S. (third for Texas) - updated October 11, 2008 .

Tramea Saddlebags Gliders:
Tramea abdominalis Vermilion Saddlebags: a male in flight; the first record for Texas from Santa Ana, Hidalgo county - updated July 02, 2006.
Tramea abdominalis Vermilion Saddlebags: a perched male; the second record for Texas from Santa Ana, Hidalgo county; with another there soon after - updated June 01, 2009.
Tramea calverti Striped Saddlebags: male and female - added June 16, 2004.
Tramea carolina Carolina Saddlebags: male and female - added April 18, 2007 .
Tramea insularis Antillean Saddlebags: male and female from Frio county, TX. - updated July 02, 2006.
Tramea onusta Red Saddlebags: a pair in tandem - in flight, from Hidalgo county, TX. - added July 10, 2009 .