Tuesday, June 30, 2015

An American rubyspot damselfly. Despite being one of the most common damseflies in North America, they are incredibly hard to photograph as they heartily dislike being approached.

Damselflies are similar to dragonflies, but are smaller and have slimmer bodies. Most damselflies fold the wings along the body when at rest. Damselflies have existed since at least the Lower Permian era (300 million 252 million years ago), and are found on every continent except Antarctica.

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