Aug 07, 2020

6 – damselfly

We encountered many adult damselflies on a survey on Chorro Creek. Most damselflies lay their eggs in freshwater, and we find their larvae in many of our samples. It is common to misclassify damselflies as dragonflies, and although they are related, they are actually quite different. Adult damselflies at rest hold their wings above their bodies, rather than spread out at the sides like dragonflies do.