General: The Dragonflies and Damselflies (Order Odonata) are a diverse group of flying creatures
found in the deserts and mountains around Las Vegas. Odonates are recognized by their long, thin body; long, thin wings, and habit of flying rapidly and sweeping over water and damp vegetation. There are some good places for Watching Dragonflies Around Las Vegas.
These creatures are predators on other insects, consuming and reducing the population of harmful insects. As such, they are valued guests in gardens and farm fields.
There are 2 extant suborders, and several families in North America.