damselfly

noun dam·sel·fly \ -ˌflī \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of damselfly

: any of numerous odonate insects (suborder Zygoptera) distinguished from dragonflies by laterally projecting eyes and usually stalked wings folded above the body when at rest

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1815


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