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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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Instead of tempting a prime rainbow or brownie, Alex's yellow Damsel fly was seized by this mirror carp.
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Luke Thomas followed up his first place in the Welsh International Bank Trials the previous week by retaining his first rainbow and returning a further nine that came to buzzers and damsel fly nymphs while Huw Davies, Paul Elsworthy and Matt Russell all retained one fish and returned seven.
Then, as a final pastoral treat, he took me to the only site in Northumberland where the banded demoiselle damsel fly exists.
Lee Ashcroft used a hot head damsel fly to catch four and the same number of fish came to Ken Pascoe's black hopper.