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Male Southern Hawker

Observed: 21st August 2011 By: chrisbrooks
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Southern Hawker
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what are the differences

what are the differences between dragonflies and damselflies please

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Answer posted

Please revisit the image page

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Differences

Hi, without being too technical here we go.

Damselflies are much daintier (average of 2 inches in length) and when at rest they generally have their wings closed and parallel to their bodies. There are exceptions to this rule i.e. the Emerald Damselfly.
They tend to have a fluttery flight.

Dragonflies are far sturdier insects and when at rest they keep their wings open (to varying degrees). They are much larger and have a purposeful flight. Larger examples can be seen gliding and hovering in search of prey.

As a guide visit my website www.dragonfly-images.co.uk

If you want a more technical answer please let me know.

Regards

Chris