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!