What is special about damselfly?

Damselflies can usually be distinguished from dragonflies by their thinner, needlelike abdomens and by the way they hold their wings when at rest. With few exceptions, damselflies hold their wings vertically and together, rather than horizontally and spread apart.

Why are they called damselflies?

Zygoptera (damselflies) means “equal winged,” while Anisoptera (dragonflies) means “unequal winged.”

What does a damselfly eat?

Damselflies are extremely beautiful, beneficial predators because they help control populations of harmful insects. Adults consume large quantities of other insects such as flies, mosquitoes and moths and some eat beetles and caterpillars.

Can damselflies walk?

3. Just like dragonflies, they cannot walk with their 6 legs. Instead they use them for catching prey and for perching when at rest. If you look closely at their legs you will notice they are covered with small, sharp-looking bristles.

Can damselfly bite?

They are also one of the most beautiful insects that ever roamed Earth, and they have always been completely harmless to humans. They do not sting or bite. Damselflies are related to Dragonflies.

Are damselflies poisonous?

They’re not known to be toxic, either, so the larvae actually make a beneficial and protein packed food source for any fish that decide to eat them.

How many legs does a damselfly have?

6 legs
The eyes are compound, large, but usually do not touch. The antennae are short. The 6 legs are poor for walking but good for perching. Many damselflies have brilliant, gemlike colors.

How many wings does a damselfly have?

four wings
Damselflies are insect in the sub-order Zygoptera (meaning “pair-winged” or “equal-winged”). All four wings are of a similar size and shape. They are usually small, weak-flying insects that stay close to the water margins or water surface.

Why are damselflies different colors?

The bodies of damselflies have brilliant metallic colors derived from structural arrangement of pigment granules.

Do damselflies make noise?

However damselflies are weak fliers, presumably because they don’t have as much muscle working the wings as dragonflies. Williams & Feltmate (1992) say that the rustling sound damselflies make in flight is the wings rubbing upon each other as they pass.

What does it mean when you see a damselfly?

Fertility. In the Chinese culture,rats are often associated with fertility and have deep spiritual significance.

  • Wealth. In the Indian Culture,the rat is the companion of Lord Ganesha and it is viewed as a symbol of wealth,wisdom,and prosperity.
  • Dirt.
  • Dishonesty.
  • What is the life span of a damselfly?

    What is the life expectancy of a damselfly? 2 months to 3 years. Click to see full answer. Also question is, which stage of life does the damselfly spend most of its time? Dragonflies and damselflies are aquatic insects that spend most of their life in the water. Unlike butterflies and beetles, dragonflies and damselflies have a simple life cycle of three stages –– egg, nymph and adult.

    What does a damselfly look like?

    Damselfly nymphs of family Lestidae have very slender and elongated bodies. They range in colour from green to brown, often supplemented with mottled patterns. Legs are long and end with two claws. They are well camouflaged in stems or tangles of aquatic vegetation.

    Is a damselfly a carnivore?

    The damselfly larva is a carnivore that actively hunts prey. It has gills to obtain oxygen from water. Some other species of insect have larvae that are a similar size and shape to damselfly larvae and also live in water. These larvae do not actively hunt prey and do not have gills.