damselfly n : slender non-stinging insect similar to but smaller than the dragonfly but having wings folded when at rest
- Russian: стрекоза
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 that the wings of most damselflies are held along 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, caudal to the connecting point at the body. Damselflies are also usually smaller, weaker fliers than dragonflies, and their eyes are separated.
BiologyEbony Jewelwing Calopteryx maculata
- Pelecinus a genus of wasp with a similar build to a damselfly.
- American Rubyspot Damselfly Hetaerina americana diagnostic photos and information
- Familiar Bluet Damselfly Enallagma civile
- Emerald Spreadwing Damselfly Lestes dryas
- Stream Bluet Damselfly Enallagma exsulans
- Northern Bluet Enallagma cyathigerum
- Blue-Tailed Damsel, Asian specie.
- Stereoscopic 3d cross eye view, Damsel fly.
damselfly in Czech: Motýlice
damselfly in Danish: Vandnymfer
damselfly in German: Kleinlibellen
damselfly in Spanish: Zygoptera
damselfly in French: Zygoptera
damselfly in Hungarian: Egyenlő szárnyú szitakötők
damselfly in Dutch: Juffers
damselfly in Japanese: イトトンボ
damselfly in Norwegian: Vannymfer
damselfly in Polish: Ważki równoskrzydłe
damselfly in Portuguese: Zygoptera
damselfly in Finnish: Yhtäläissiipiset
damselfly in Swedish: Flicksländor
damselfly in Turkish: Kızböcekleri
damselfly in Chinese: 豆娘