Survey of dragonflies (Odonata: Anisoptera) in ponds of Central Texas Academic Article uri icon


  • Dragonflies (Odonata: Anisoptera) were collected for five quarters, from October 1994 through December 1995, from 12 ponds located in Erath County, Texas. Nymphs were collected from each of the ponds quarterly, while adults were taken whenever possible. Other collection records from Erath County are also noted. A total of 38 dragonfly species were identified. Nymphs of 28 species were collected from the ponds, while the remaining 10 species were determined from adult collections. Thirty-six species of adults were collected. Two species were found as nymphs, but not collected as adults. Peak dragonfly abundance in ponds occurred during the third quarter - July through September.

published proceedings

  • Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society

author list (cited authors)

  • Lasswell, J. L., & Mitchell, F. L.

complete list of authors

  • Lasswell, JL||Mitchell, FL

publication date

  • December 1997