Mar
06
2015
Partly Cloudy
Friday
High 28° / Low 18°
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday
High 42° / Low 27°
Feature Photos

A Damselfly (in the suborder Zygoptera) poses, seeming to know how pretty it is (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

Weekly Wildlife: Damselfly

I really wanted a patriotic animal to put up this week, but sadly I couldn’t get a majestic shot of a Bald Eagle. You’ll have to settle for a Damselfly.

While definitely not as regal as our nation’s symbol, the damselfly is attractive in its own way. It has a beautiful bright metallic sheen, and it looks like something out of science fiction. It is related to the dragonfly, it’s bigger cousin and one of the fastest insects in the world. You can find them in the Glen where there is any type of water.

 

Topics: , , , , ,

No comments yet for this article.

The Yellow Springs News encourages respectful discussion of this article.
You must to post a comment.

Don't have a login? Register for a free YSNews.com account.

×

Yellow Springs Schools are on a 2-hour delay Thursday, March 5, due to icy road conditions. Click here for details.