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Damselfly

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Damselflies
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Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Odonata
Suborder:Zygoptera
Families

Amphipterygidae
Calopterygidae - Demoiselles
Chlorocyphidae - Jewels
Dicteriadidae - Barelegs
Euphaeidae - Gossamerwings
Polythoridae - Bannerwings
Synlestidae - Sylphs
Lestidae - Reedlings
Lestoididae
Megapodagrionidae - Flatwings
Perilestidae - Shortwings
Hemiphlebidae - Reedlings
Coenagrionidae - Pond Damselflies
Isosticidae - Narrow-wings
Platycnemidae - Brook Damselflies
Platystictidae - Forest Damselflies
Protoneuridae - Pinflies
Pseudostigmatidae - Forest Giants

The Damselfly (Suborder Zygoptera) is an insect in the Order Odonata. Damselflies are similar to dragonflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact their wings are held along the body when at rest. They are also usually smaller, and weaker fliers than dragonflies, and the eyes are separated.

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Common Blue Damselfly (Enallagama cyathigerum)
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Common Blue Damselfly

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