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Damselfly Families

Not sure it is a damselfly?  See our quick guide to telling the differences between dragonflies and damselflies.

Click below to learn more about each family group and the species in it.

Broad-winged Damsels

Dainty damsels with a butterfly-like flight

Spreadwings

Long slender damsels that perch with their wings open

pond damsel

Pond Damsels

Large family of multi-colored and uniquely patterned damselflies

Threadtail

Threadtails

Little Neon Glow Sticks

Shadowdamsels

Known only from Arizona

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