Ode photography

The following is a selection of sites, featuring photographs of dragonflies and damselflies.

  • Africa Dragonfly, a photo database of African odonates maintained by KD Dijkstra.
  • ARKive is the ultimate multimedia guide to the world’s endangered species. Explore and search for videos, photos and facts about the world’s endangered biodiversity, including odonata species.
  • Asia Dragonfly, a photo database of East Asian dragonflies by Eric Gibert (ericgibert at yahoo.fr).
  • BugGuide, an extensive image repository and identification aid for North American insects, including Odonata.
  • Dragonflypix, a site dedicated to pictures of European and Australian dragonflies.
  • European Odonata, a database maintained by Robert Geerts.
  • iNaturalist, a site and smartphone app for identification of organisms, including Odonata.
  • OdonataCentral, a repository for images of and information about Odonata of the Western Hemisphere.
  • Odonata photographs by Oleg Kosterin, taken in different regions, mostly in Siberia.

Regional ode sites

There are nearly 6,000 species of dragonflies and damselflies on Earth and myriad websites dedicated to the Odonata that inhabit different parts of the globe. The following is a (non-exhaustive) listing of some of these sites.

Africa

  • Africa Dragonfly, a photo database of African odonates maintained by KD Dijkstra

India

Japan

Siberia

Thailand

Europe

North America

Region-wide

British Columbia

Ontario

Alaska

California

Georgia

Idaho

Michigan

Missouri

Ohio

Tennessee

Texas

Central America

Region-wide

Costa Rica

South America

Region-wide

Ecuador

Oceania


Societies & forums

Societies

Forums & working groups


Web resources

  • Dragonfly Biodiversity. Information from the Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound. Site maintained by Dennis Paulson
  • Günter Bechly’s Odonatology website. A site with lots of information and pictures; it also provides links to other sites that contain information on both fossil and recent Odonata.
  • International Dragonfly Fund (IDF). Purpose is to promote dragonfly protection and research
  • International Odonata Research Institute, by Bill Mauffray (iodonata at bellsouth.net). The site offers a portal to species list and images from all over the world; email contacts from around the world, available books and supplies, and lots more
  • Observado.org. A website to register your sightings of dragonflies in the world
  • OdonataCentral, by John C. Abbott. A site containing information about the distribution, biogeography and biodiversity of Odonata of the Western Hemisphere, especially North America
  • Odonatological Bibliography, compiled by Günter Bechly

See also Other odonatological meetings