Join us for an interactive online workshop as we delve into the development, classification, ecology, and morphology of the insect order Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies).
Ever wonder what happens after a dragonfly lays her eggs, what goes on beneath the water, that time between egg positioning and emergence? This significant period of a dragonfly’s life cycle is also the longest, ranging from six weeks to six years. This workshop begins with an image intensive introduction to the growth and development of dragonflies including video of dragonfly eggs hatching, nymphs feeding, respiring and more.
We’ll examine dragonfly nymphs, applying the axiom “form follows function” and understanding specific aquatic habitat selection and preference. By the end of this class, you’ll be able to identify dragonfly nymphs to family and many to genus. We’ll also study several difficult-to-distinguish groups of adult dragonflies in microscopic detail and learn detailed diagnostic characters for them.
Automated captioning is provided for this program.
Please check out Beginning Dragonfly and Damselfly ID (online) if you are a beginner.
How do I access the program?
- Your link to join the program will be included in the order summary email you receive after registering. Keep this email handy!
- Click on the link at the scheduled date and time.