Monday, November 16, 2015

Damsels vs. Dragons

All photos from Marty Horowitz. No exceptions.

Almost every rule has an exception, and the rule "damselfly wings are parallel when perched" is no exception. But take a closer look at their abdomens. Dragonflies generally have thicker abdomens. And the dragonfly photographed here is no exception.

Great Spreadwing Damselfly
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Plateau Dragonlet Dragonfly

This concludes Anne's tips for identifying dragons and damsels on the fly. Thanks to Marty for all the examples!

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