Use this page to find information contained in the web site.
For example, type the name of a location (e.g., Rio Salado) to find all the pictures on the web site that were taken at that location. To find the species that were seen during a given month and are shown on the web site, just type this month in the search box. The search result will consist in a list of all the pictures taken during that month across years.
For more specific results, use any combination of search words (examples: Maricopa January; Pinal 2009; Rio Salado Skimmer; Tramea Pinal). The number of words that can be included in a search is unlimited and the order of the words contained in a search has no influence on the search output.
To help identify a species, you can conduct a search based on size (small, medium, or large) or color (e.g., blue, black, yellow, red, purple, etc), and again combine several criteria in the same search (e.g., large blue). This approach will help but keep in mind that it will out of necessity be imperfect and incomplete. Indeed, within a species of odonate, adult size is relatively constant but color, in particular, varies substantially as a function of age, sex, temperature, and other factors. It is unlikely that any search engine can capture and do justice to this range of variation.