What Is A Damselfly?


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A damselfly is a colourful insect belonging to the order Odonata. Damselfly is found throughout the world. One of the larger species of damselfly found in North America is black-winged damselfly, scientifically known as Calopterix maculate. The male damselflies of this species have black wings, whereas the females have grey wings.

Damselfly is usually found sitting beside the water, sometimes on any hanging objects. They are slender type with lots of colours in their body. Males are more colourful than the females. The colouration may include bright blue, green or yellow.

Their feeding depends on small flying insects like mosquitoes and gnats.

Damselflies lay egg in the water and the eggs get hatched to larvae within the water. The feeding of the larvae depends on other smaller larvae and aquatic substances.

Damselflies are not harmful to human beings; rather they help us by controlling the population of mosquitoes and other harmful insects.

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