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Bluetail Damselfly

Often confused as a Dragonfly, the Damselfly can be distinguished by their thinner needle like body, and by the way they hold their wings when at rest. The wings of most damselflies are held along, and parallel to the body. The hindwing of the damselfly is essentially similar to the forewing. Their large eyes are widely separated. They are an aquatic insect found in and around freshwater.

 

source: wikipedia, Australian Museum, Museum Victoria, Fishing in British Columbia, British Dragonfly Society

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