All summer, I have been searching for a Dragonfly to photograph. Last Sunday I spotted this little guy, feeding on an Apple tree, in my yard.
However, not a Dragonfly, instead a Damselfly!
Based on photos, I have researched on the Web, I think it is a Lestidae Speedwing Damselfly.
What’s the difference between Dragonfly and Damselfly?
– Both dragonflies and damselflies evolved before 300 million years, and are living fossils and have carnivorous food habits.
– Dragonflies are slightly larger, and have abdomens that are sturdy and short. But, damselflies are little smaller, and the abdomens are long and slender.
– Dragonflies keep their wings directed downwards or horizontally positioned, whereas damselflies keep them closed and upwards.
– Additionally, the two pairs of wings in dragonflies are dissimilar, while those of damselflies are similar.
– Eyes are closely located in dragonfly, while those are apart from each other in damselflies.
Read more: http://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-dragonfly-and-vs-damselfly/#ixzz2edYjZaIx
I took these photos on September 8, 2013. Click on an image for greater clarity.