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damselfly

any insect of the suborder Zygoptera, similar to but smaller than dragonflies.
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It shows that damselflies have been romancing their partners for at least that long a period in their evolution, according to the study.
Dragonflies and damselflies comprise one of the most distinctive and intriguing groups in the animal kingdom.
Dragonflies and damselflies play an important role as predators of insects such as mosquitos, and are good indicators of the health of rivers, lakes and wetlands.
By contrast, damselflies are much smaller insects with long delicate bodies, which are easily damaged.
taken in Lee Valley Park, London, showing two damselflies peering over a leaf.
Peter Birch, group environment manager for the Canal & River Trust, said: "Dragonflies, and their sister damselflies, flourish in clean water which is rich in bankside vegetation, such as reeds.
By taking part in the Great Nature Watch, you can help us monitor numbers of dragonflies, damselflies, and in fact, all species living on our canals and rivers over the coming years.
THE wettest winter on record could have hit populations of dragon-flies and damselflies, the Canal & River Trust has warned as it launches its annual wildlife spotting scheme.
As well as encouraging fish such as carp, roach and pike to spawn, the island will provide an additional habitat for nesting and roosting birds, plus invertebrates such as damselflies and dragon-flies.
As well as encouraging fish such as carp, roach and pike to spawn underneath, the island will provide an additional habitat for nesting and roosting birds, and invertebrates such as damselflies and dragonflies.
Coenagrionidae damselflies often exhibit SCD, usually with bright colored males and cryptic females (CORBET, 1999).
Keywords: Odonata, naiads, Potohar plateau, dragonflies, damselflies.