Welcome to the Order Odonata page, also known as dragonflies and damselflies!
Information about Odanata in general:
- Vary in length from 2cm to 13.5cm (0.8in. to 5.3in.).
- Nymphs are aquatic and adults are usually found near water.
- Predaceous in all life stages.
- Usually considered beneficial as it eats many small insects considered to be pests, such as mosquitos.
- Large compound eyes and long veiny wings.
- Some larger nymphs occasionally eat tadpoles and small fish.
- Lifetime as an adult ranges from 3 to 4 weeks for damselflies and 6 to 10 weeks for dragonflies.
Odonata identified and listed in alphabetical order by family name.