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Damselfly Illustrated


Damselfly (Zygoptera), colored pencil and watercolor

Commissioned by: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

About damselflies:

Damselflies are distinguised from dragonflies by how they hold their wings when resting. Damselflies hold their wings over their back, so that the wings are touching. Dragonflies hold their wings outstretched. Dragonflies are also larger than damselflies. Damselflies' eyes are on either side of the head. Dragonflies' compound eyes are close together. They hunt by site. They're found near freshwater areas. Larvae are aquatic.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda (having a segmented body with appendages on each segment)
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera

More about damselflies:
Wikipedia: Damselfly
Tree of Life: Odonata: Dragonflies and damselflies
Dragonflies and Damselflies of the United States

Also see damselfly nymph illustration

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