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New York State has an estimated 193 species of dragonflies and damselflies -- the most of any state after Texas (DEC report). There are about 400 species nationwide. [NYS DEC] [NYS DEC]

Here's a good Flickr pool of New York dragonfly photos.

Bonus link: A recent NYT article on the flight and navigation of dragonflies, perhaps "the most brutally effective hunters in the animal kingdom."

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