IMAGES: Bug-Eyed Beauties

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Science  26 May 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5777, pp. 1113
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5777.1113d

Wander along a stream anywhere from Canada to Honduras, and you might see the glittering American rubyspot damselfly (Hetaerina americana) perched on vegetation. At OdonataCentral from entomologist John Abbott of the University of Texas, Austin, you can net data on the taxonomy and distribution of damselflies and their relatives the dragonflies. For North American states and provinces, the site offers checklists that feature interactive range maps. A field guide showcases species that buzz into Texas and neighboring states.

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