Odonates

Odonates

Dragonflies and damselflies which belong to order Odonata with beautiful large flying insects.

Is it a Dragonfly and Damselfly?

Both dragonflies and damselflies have two sets of wings, but with different shapes. Dragonflies have hind wings that broaden at the base, which makes them larger than the front set of wings. Damselflies have wings that are the same size and shape for both sets, and they also taper down as they join the body, becoming quite narrow as they connect. Dragonflies hold their wings out perpendicular to their bodies when resting, like an airplane. Damselflies fold their wings up and hold them together across the top of their backs