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The images presented here are from the entomology program based at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in Stephenville, Texas, part of Texas A&M University. The aquatic biology portion of the research program was initiated in the fall of 1994 and has focused on dragonflies since 1995. A study on damselflies was begun in 1996. The specimens presented here have been captured throughout the state of Texas. The īSCANSī part of this site is meant to provide entomologists, both amateur and professional, with multiple images of Texas dragonfly species. These images are to scale when viewed in Adobe Photoshop and measurements may be taken from them. Having multiple specimens of each sex of a single species will allow the interested individual to assess (to a degree) color pattern, wing venation and dragonfly morphology. These images are from dragonfly specimens collected during the interval July 1996-August 2001. New specimens will be added to the image gallery as they become available. The ultimate goal is to obtain a representative sample of each species of dragonfly occurring in central Texas.

A section containing photos of dragonflies from Texas was added to this site in February of 1999. Thanks to the generosity of skilled photographers like Robert A. Behrstock of Houston, Texas, Curtis E. Williams of Marlin, Texas, Dave Westover of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, John Seibel, of Austin, Texas, and our own James L. Lasswell, this section has now been expanded to include not only dragonflies found in the state of Texas, but dragonflies found in other states as well. The addition of these new images marks a significant contribution to the scope and quality of the Digital Dragonfly Museum.


By Ashley M. Randall

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