Dragonfly structure

The names of the dragonfly body parts are often used in literature and keys. The names might be confusing but is not very difficulty to learn. Here some pictures indicateing the most useful names.

Adult structure 2
A male Aeshna cyanea was kindly agreeing on being model
when expalining the structure from side.

Adult structure 2
The same Aeshna cyanea but front view.

Adult structure 3
This Libellula quadrimaculata shows some more details

Page updated June 21 2008
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