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Damselflies (suborder Zygoptera) are insects in the order Odonata. Damselflies are similar to dragonflies, but the adults can be distinguished by the fact that the wings of most damselflies are held along, and parallel to, the body when at rest. Furthermore, the hindwing of the damselfly is essentially similar to the forewing, while the hindwing of the dragonfly broadens near the base. Damselflies are also usually smaller than dragonflies and weaker fliers in comparison, and their eyes are separated.

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CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
11 Aug 2014 6:47AM
An excellent capture, Dave. Carol
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 7:39AM
An informative and interesting foreword supported by a fantastic pin sharp image with great colour throughout.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
11 Aug 2014 9:05AM
Fantastic shot of this beautiful damselfly and a good write up too.GrinGrinGrin
franken Plus
19 5.4k 4 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 10:03AM
Lovely macro.

Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 1:32PM
Thanks for the biology lesson Dave, this is superb.
11 Aug 2014 3:22PM
Well taken

Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 6:12PM
Damselflies are my favourite insect - beautiful.
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mistere Plus
8 10 4 England
11 Aug 2014 6:52PM
Nice work Dave, excellent shot and a great write up.

Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 8:15PM
Lovely bright colours there Dave
Good clarity captured
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
11 Aug 2014 11:15PM
Such a well lit close up Dave.
Good shot.

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