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This topic is about the Insect Order Odonata-Zygoptera

Beautiful damselflies are a priceless part of a trout stream's aesthetics, but they matter little to our flyboxes. The adults are too good at flying to end up in the water where the trout can reach them very often, but their nymphs are welcome prey at times.

Damselflies and dragonflies are in the same order, Odonata, but they are taxonomically separated on an obscure level not built into this site, the suborder. Damselflies are in the suborder Zygoptera, the scientific name by which they're most known. None of that will help you catch trout, but it explains what the hyphen in this page's title is all about.

Biologically, damselflies are similar to dragonflies (Odonata-Anisoptera) in most of the ways that matter to the angler. Read more...

Argia  Damselfly Nymph Argia Damselfly Nymph (3 Pictures)

There are 6 more specimens...

The Discussion

DMMFebruary 22nd, 2007, 8:58 pm
Posts: 34I didn't notice this Calopteryx adult before...it's beautiful.
David

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