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damselfly

any insect of the suborder Zygoptera, similar to but smaller than dragonflies.
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Female dragonflies and damselflies deposit their eggs into rivers, streams, ponds, bogs and vernal pools.
Sophie Lloyd, reserves manager for Warwick- shire Wildlife Trust, said: "Butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies are a spectacular sight at this time of year and our nature reserves are the perfect places to see these amazing and colourful insects."
Damselflies are much daintier than the true dragonflies and are much slower fliers,feeding by plucking small insects from vegetation.
By day, male rubyspot damselflies in California lead a macho life.
We have developed a demographic model describing the life history of a hemimetabolous insect, in order to evaluate the relative importance of predator effects on mortality and growth in populations of two prey species: damselflies and mayflies.
Thursley National Nature Reserve in Surrey recognised as an excellent site for dragonflies and damselflies.
It's not just birds; this summer has been fantastic for dragonflies, damselflies, butterflies and moths, with the Dragonfly Path and Wildflower Walk being a fantastic place to spot these amazing invertebrates.
The tiny creatures are larvae of laceflies, which are somewhat similar to damselflies and dragonflies.
A free event to discover the dragonflies and damselflies that call the Marches Mosses home is taking place next weekend.
In summer, look for dragonflies, damselflies, swallows and house martins.
On March 22, Cindy Crosby will speak on "Dragonflies and Damselflies: The Garden's Frequent Flyers." Few insects are as fascinating as Illinois' dragonflies and damselflies.