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see dragonflydragonfly,
any insect of the order Odonata, which also includes the damselfly. Members of this order are generally large predatory insects and characteristically have chewing mouthparts and four membranous, net-veined wings; they undergo complete metamorphosis.
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The stunning picture of a damselfly Max Eve/BWPA/www.
Behavior and population structure of the damselfly, Enallagma civile (Hagen) (Odonata: v Coenagrionidae).
Both damselfly and dragonfly nymphs feed on small aquatic organisms, fish, and tadpoles (Corbet 1999, Colburn 2004), while adults feed on mosquitoes, butterflies, and other winged insects associated with vegetation of aquatic habitats.
Costs of sexual interactions to females in Rambur's forktail damselfly, Ischnura ramburi (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae).
The sister group of Argia is not known; we include six outgroup taxa representing other damselfly lineages.
She has been born without wings and therefore is able to hide her Damselfly blood.
Damselfly larvae are likewise thin and have three flat, paddle-like gills projecting off the posterior of their abdomens.
Younger students (ages 5 to 7) enjoy fishing for crabs, catching waterstriders, studying damselfly nymphs, experimenting with estuary water, plant art, nature hikes, and games.
The best rainbow trout at Pocklington was a 9lb catch from Park Meadow Pool for Birmingham angler Denis Clayton, while nine-year-old William Reay took a 4lb rainbow that was also tempted by a damselfly.