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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Green Damselfly

Damselflies are insects of the suborder Zygoptera in the order Odonata. They are similar to dragonflies, which constitute the other odonatan suborder, Anisoptera, but are smaller, have slimmer bodies, and most species fold the wings along the body when at rest. An ancient group, damselflies have existed since at least the Lower Permian, and are found on every continent except Antarctica.

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Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Qatif, Saudi Arabia
Copyright: © Mofeed Abu Shalwa