1st March 2013
Dragonflies and damselflies—order Odonata—are predatory insects that hunt mid-flight. At the ends of all six legs are two tarsal claws that aid in catching and holding on to prey. They also have specialized mouth parts that allow them to engulf their prey whole.Dragonflies—suborder Anisoptera—are distinguishable by their generally more robust build and how they rest with their wings spread out, perpendicular to their body. Pictured is the southern hawker (Aeshna cyanea).Damselflies—suborder Zygoptera—are typically more slender than their dragonfly cousins and they rest with their wings folded behind them, parallel to their abdominal segments. Pictured is the emerald damselfly (Lestes sponsa).
(Source(s)) Dragonflies and damselflies—order Odonata—are predatory insects that hunt mid-flight. At the ends of all six legs are two tarsal claws that aid in catching and holding on to prey. They also have specialized mouth parts that allow them to engulf their prey whole.Dragonflies—suborder Anisoptera—are distinguishable by their generally more robust build and how they rest with their wings spread out, perpendicular to their body. Pictured is the southern hawker (Aeshna cyanea).Damselflies—suborder Zygoptera—are typically more slender than their dragonfly cousins and they rest with their wings folded behind them, parallel to their abdominal segments. Pictured is the emerald damselfly (Lestes sponsa).
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Dragonflies and damselflies—order Odonata—are predatory insects that hunt mid-flight. At the ends of all six legs are two tarsal claws that aid in catching and holding on to prey. They also have specialized mouth parts that allow them to engulf their prey whole.
Dragonflies—suborder Anisoptera—are distinguishable by their generally more robust build and how they rest with their wings spread out, perpendicular to their body. Pictured is the southern hawker (Aeshna cyanea).
Damselflies—suborder Zygoptera—are typically more slender than their dragonfly cousins and they rest with their wings folded behind them, parallel to their abdominal segments. Pictured is the emerald damselfly (Lestes sponsa).

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