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Dragonfly or damselfly

Observed: 3rd August 2006 By: cyanad
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
cyanad’s reputation in Invertebrates
dragonfly or damselfly

green wings, green and yellow body with blue head

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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what is this?

looked at various pictures of dragonflies etc but not sure

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It is a banded damoiselle

It is a banded damoiselle which is a damselfly.
The best ways of telling dragonflies and damselflies apart are -
Damselflies hold their wings over their body when at rest while dragonflies generally hold them out
The eyes on dragonflies take up most of the head whereas damselfly eyes are much smaller on the side of the head.