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Damselflies

Zygoptera

The order: Zygoptera is the order which damselflies come from.There are 20 species of damselflies found in the United kingdom

Description and ecology

Damselflies differ from dragonflies by being smaler and are able to rest wings folded back. Damselflies have great vision with thier large compound eyes since they hunt insects on the wing.

Species that live in the United Kingdom

The navagation below will take you to each species of damselfly found in the United kingdom

  • Azure Blue Damelfly Coenagrion puella
  • Beautiful demoiselle Calopteryx virgo
  • Blue Tailed Damselfly Ischnara elegans
  • Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx Splendens