World-wide, the Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) includes about 5000 species, about 400 of which are in the Nearctic region. In the University of Nebraska State Museum collection, the Odonata includes approximately 3,000 specimens and 100 species, the majority of which are from the Great Plains region. Our research project has two primary goals: 1) to create an interactive geo-referenced mapping database on Nebraska odonates, 2) and to create an interactive specimen-level database with data and images. Electronically disseminated results will allow for predictive capabilities and analyses at a national scale that will and far surpass the importance of individual specimens. Bioinformatics and computer technology are bringing these data to the user community, are allowing us to understand past biological events, and are allowing us to predict future biological events.
Species 1: Odonata (damselfly, dragonfly)
The ESA 2001 Annual Meeting - 2001: An Entomological Odyssey of ESA