Damselflies are insects in the sub-order Zygoptera in the order Odonata. The meaning of Damselfly is “paired-wings” or “equal wings”.
Damselflies are very beautiful and helpful predators since they help control the population of harmful insects. Adult damselflies feed on different kinds of flies, mosquitoes, moths, and some of them even eat beetles and caterpillars.
They are a very important group of insects in the stream and pond ecosystems. Damselflies are one of the important bioindicators who help us understand the water quality. The destruction and alteration of freshwater habitats are the biggest threats to the damselfly species worldwide.
Some of my photographs of different damselflies :