Friday, January 3, 2014


Damselflies are looking similar but smaller to Dragonflies .

Damselflies are also comes under the order  “Odonata” but under the group “Zygoptera”.

Damselflies can be distinguished from Dragon flies 

1) By  seize: Damselflies thinner with needle like abdomen

2) They hold their wings at rest together above the torso whereas most Dragonflies at rest hold the wings horizontally and spread apart.

3) Four wings are identical whereas the back wings of dragonflies broaden near the base.

4) Damselflies eggs are cylindrical whereas Dragonfly eggs are round in shape.
Adult damselflies prey small insects on flight.

While mating Damselflies join together in a wheel shape and fly in tandem in this style.

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