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Damselfly

Damselflies

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Hexapoda
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Families
Amphipterygidae[?]
Calopterygidae[?]
Coenagrionidae[?]
Dicteriadidae[?]
Lestidae[?]
Megapodagrionidae[?]
Perilestidae[?]
Platystictidae[?]
Polythoridae[?]
Protoneuridae[?]
Pseudostigmatidae[?]
Synlestidae[?]

The Damselfly (suborder Zygoptera) is an insect in the order Odonata. They are similar to a dragonfly, 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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