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Dragonfly Families

Not sure it is a dragonfly?  See our quick guide to telling the differences between dragonflies and damselflies.

Click below to learn more about these family groups

Skimmers

The most diverse family of dragonflies in the world

Darners

Few of the world's creatures are as aerial as the darners

Spiketails

Named for their spiked ovipositor

Cruisers

Strong fliers which patrol up and down large rivers and streams

Emeralds

Jewels of the Skies

Clubtails

The ground dwellers of all dragonflies

Petaltails

Members of this primitive family date back to prehistoric times


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