Narrow-Winged Damselfly

Narrow-Winged Damselfly Photo, Picture
  • Common Name: Narrow-Winged Damselfly
  • Order Name: Odonata
  • Family Name: Coenagrionidae

Adult dragonflies and damselflies mate and catch their insect prey in mid flight. Odonata groups include dragonflies, darners, skimmers, narrow-winged damselflies and broad-winged damselflies.

Damselflies are related to Dragonflies and have excellent vision aided by their large multifaceted compound eyes. Their eyesight allows them to capture their insect prey while flying. Their powerful flight muscles are held within the enlarged thoracic region. Looking a little like a helicopter, some tropical species with white tips to their otherwise transparent wings resembles spinning rotors. Male damselflies are often painted with vibrant iridescent colors.