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Common Bluetail Danselfly discovered by Marcel Roy (#614)

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Sighting Info

Observed: August 1, 2011 @ 4:00 PM
Posted on: August 2, 2011 @ 6:57 AM (diff: 1 days)
Comments:
Common Bluetail Danselfly - Damselflies (suborder Zygoptera), typically being smaller than dragonflies, are sometimes confused with newly moulted dragonflies. However, once a dragonfly moults, it is already fully grown. There are other distinctions that set them apart: most damselflies hold their wings at rest together above the torso or held slightly open above (such as in the family Lestidae), whereas most dragonflies at rest hold their wings perpendicular to their body, horizontally or occasionally slightly down and forward. Also, the back wing of the dragonfly broadens near the base, caudal to the connecting point at the body, while the back wing of the damselfly is similar to the front wing. The eyes on a damselfly are apart; in most dragonflies the eyes touch.

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