Damselflies are insects in the sub-order Zygoptera (meaning “paired-wings”). In Great Britain and Ireland there are over 20 species that may be encountered.
Body: Delicate and small.
Wings: Forewings and hind wings are the same shape.
Eyes: Separated on the head.
Behaviour: Weak flight. Usually rests with wings held against the body.
Image by Ken Dolbear
Title image: Large Red Damselfly by Rob, flickr