All photos of odonate shown here were taken in the Rhein-Main-Area (Hesse / Germany). The two most known subspecies of odonate, the dragonflies (Anisoptera) and the damselflies (Zygoptera) which differ strongly in body structure, can be seen in this gallery.

Images in this gallery: [1] small spreadwing, Lestes virens – [2] emerald damselfly, Lestes sponsa – [3] banded demoiselle, Calopteryx splendens – [4] red-veined darter, Sympetrum fonscolombii in autumn – [5] azure damselfly, Coenagrion puella – [6] southern migrant hawker, Aeshna affinis in flight – [7] vagrant darter, Sympetrum vulgatum mating on my hand – [8] four-spotted chaser, Libellula quadrimaculata – [9] red-veined darter, Sympetrum fonscolombii on a cloudy spring day – [10] juvenile black-tailed skimmer, Orthetrum cancellatum – [11] dainty damselfly – [12] southern migrant hawker, Aeshna affinis in flight – [13 & 14] male & female migrant spreadwing (Lestes barbarus)


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