Damsels of both genders?

June 14th, 2016         0 comments

Damselflies appearing to be seeking companionship on Monday nightSummer temperatures bring out insects at the millpond. Most are innocuous but there’s a 30 minute period after sunset when female mosquitoes send brigades out looking for blood.

If you lean against a boardwalk railing in the evening, you’ll see damselflies hanging out. Perhaps this couple is contemplating a late night soiree. Seems redundant to talk about female damselflies and downright strange to discuss male damselflies. Guess it doesn’t matter. I can’t tell females from males anyway. For all I know, these two might be entirely different species.

Damselflies fold their wings over their backs when at rest. Dragonflies’ wings are perpendicular to their bodies when they perch.


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