Our dragonflies

So far, the dragonflies we've seen (and identified) have been in just two categories: Darners and Skimmers. That leaves the following categories we're still hoping to see: Petaltails, Clubtails, Spiketails, Cruisers, and Emeralds. (And here are our damselflies.)

I've identified some of these with the help of BugGuide.net and others with the help of Stokes' Beginner's Guide to Dragonflies.

Darners

Common green darner - female
(Anax junius)
 ©Janet Allen Common green darner
Shadow darner - female
(Aeshna umbrosa)
 ©Janet Allen Shadow darner
Shadow darner - female
(Aeshna umbrosa)
 ©Janet Allen Shadow darner
Black-tipped darner - female
(Aeshna tuberculifera)
 ©Janet Allen Black-tipped darner

Skimmers

Black saddlebags - male
(Tramea lacerata)
 ©Janet Allen Black saddlebags

I'm sure this is a black saddlebag, but I'm not sure which is the female and which is the male. I'll try to figure this out, and I've submitted some photos to Odonata Central.

Black saddlebags - female
(Tramea lacerata)
 ©Janet Allen Black saddlebags
Black saddlebags - female
(Tramea lacerata)
 ©Janet Allen Black saddlebags
Blue dasher - male
(Pachydiplax longipennis)
 ©Janet Allen Blue dasher
Common whitetail - male
(Libellula lydia)
 ©Janet Allen Common whitetail
White-faced Meadowhawk
(Sympetrum obtrusum)
 ©Janet Allen White-faced meadowhawk
Twelve-spotted Skimmer - female
(Libellula pulchella)
 ©Janet Allen 12-spotted skimmer
Twelve-spotted Skimmer - male
(Libellula pulchella)
 ©Janet Allen 12-spotted skimmer
Eight-spotted Skimmer - female
(Libellula forensis)
 ©Janet Allen 8-Spotted Skimmer