• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Dragonflies and Damselflies

Dragonflies and Damselflies (order Odonata)

Common Name Scientific Name
Broad-winged Damsel Fly Family Calopterygidea
- Ebony jewelwing Calopteryx maculata
- American rubyspot Hetaerina american
 
Calpterygidae - broad-winged damselfly

Calpterygidae - broad-winged damselfly

Did You Know?

Natural Entrance of Wind Cave

Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.