Articles on Dragonflies and Damselflies of Interest

Melanism in Odonata
Melanic individuals in color polymorphic Enallagma damselflies result from phenotypic, not genetic, variation

Compound Eyes
http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2009/07/08/30000-facets-give-dragonflies/

Colour vision in Dragonflies
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27015-dragonfly-eyes-see-the-world-in-ultra-multicolour/

Compound Eyes
http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2009/07/08/30000-facets-give-dragonflies/

Dragonflies and damselflies of Namibia
By Frank Suhling and Andreas Martins
https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/Medien-DB/geooekologie/USA/suhling_martens_2007_larval_key.pdf

Key to Odonata larvae identification
By Frank Suhling and Andreas Martins
https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/Medien-DB/geooekologie/USA/suhling_martens_2007_larval_key.pdf

Obelisk posture (abdomen raised skywards)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obelisk_posture

Eyes of the dragonfly
http://sciencewise.anu.edu.au/articles/dragonfly

Parts (morphology) of a dragonfly
http://www.mndragonfly.org/defined.html

What are dragonfly wing made of?
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/04/02/3720030.htm

Odonata and water mites
http://nwdragonflier.blogspot.co.za/2012/01/mite-y-dragons-odonata-and-water-mites.html

Damselfly in Amber***
https://www.nature.com/articles/srep44932?WT.ec_id=SREP-20170321&spMailingID=53671122&spUserID=Njk3NjE5NzEwMTAS1&spJobID=1123588329&spReportId=MTEyMzU4ODMyOQS2

Dragonfly facts for Kids
http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-dragonflies/

Dragonfly Female Sexual Organ
http://wongchunxing.com/DragonFly/INDEXOvipositor.htm

Diagram of Dragonfly Male Primary and Secondary Genitalia
http://www.esmeewinkel.nl/Images/Primary_Genitalia.jpg
http://www.esmeewinkel.nl/Images/Secondary_Genitalia.jpg

Sperm removal by Male Dragonfly before inseminating female
https://peerj.com/articles/2077/

Dragonfly flight
http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/dragonfliesinmotion.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51

In the eye of the dragonfly
http://sciencewise.anu.edu.au/articles/dragonfly

Short but very good article on Dragonflies.
By Klaas-Douwe Dykstra http://web.ntnu.edu.tw/~treehopper/lib/people_lib_pdf/kd_lecture_1_essential_facts.pdf

Dragonfly Facts and Symbolism
https://owlcation.com/stem/All-About-Dragonflies-Dragonfly-Symbolism

Odonata and Water Mites
http://nwdragonflier.blogspot.co.za/2012/01/mite-y-dragons-odonata-and-water-mites.html?m=1

Small dragonfly found to be world's longest-distance flyer
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160302150020.htm#.VtdWximBce0.facebook

Dragonfly Anatomy. Names of the parts of Dragonfly/Damselfly
http://www.habitas.org.uk/dragonflyireland/anatomy.htm

14 Fun facts about dragonflies
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/14-fun-facts-about-dragonflies-96882693/?no-ist

Dragonflies Strange Love
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/print/2006/04/dragonfly-mating/ackerman-text

Larvae and how to Identify them
https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/Medien-DB/geooekologie/USA/suhling_etal_2014_namkey.pdf

Key to Odonata Larvae Identification.
https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/Medien-DB/geooekologie/USA/suhling_martens_2007_larval_key.pdf

How Odonata fly
Click on this reference for a great post by Christie Craig from the Animal Demographic Unit.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/706321149497122/781207242008512/?notif_t=group_activity

Longest insect migration revealed
http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8149000/8149714.stm

How long do Dragonflies live
http://www.dragonfly-site.com/how-long-dragonflies-live.html

External Anatomy of a Dragonfly and Damselfly. A nice annotated drawing.
http://azdragonfly.org/external-anatomy

Obilisk posture (Abdomen raised skywards)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obelisk_posture

Emergence of a dragonfly
http://thedragonflywoman.com/2013/06/04/dragonfly-emergence/

How does a bug get its name?
The way scientist give a name to a bug on this lovely earth
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binomial_nomenclature

Eyes of the dragonfly
http://sciencewise.anu.edu.au/articles/dragonfly

Postures that a dragonfly can assume
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obelisk_posture

10 Brutal facts about Dragonflies
http://listverse.com/2013/04/18/10-surprisingly-brutal-facts-about-dragonflies/

The little stripe on a wingtip Pterostigma
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pterostigma

Dragonfly behaviour
http://www.mndragonfly.org/behavior.html

Dragonfly Biology
http://www.mndragonfly.org/biology.html

Parts of a dragonfly
http://www.mndragonfly.org/defined.html

Veins on the wing of Dragonflies (insects)
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insect_wing

What Dragonfly wing are made of
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/04/02/3720030.htm

How to photograph Dragonflies
http://photonaturalist.net/downloads/dragonfly_photography.pdf

Sexual Dimorphism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_dimorphism

Odonata and Water Mites
http://nwdragonflier.blogspot.co.za/2012/01/mite-y-dragons-odonata-and-water-mites.html

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