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Family Coenagrionidae - Narrow-winged Damselflies

Damselfly - Ischnura verticalis Western Red? - Amphiagrion abbreviatum Damselfly - Ischnura verticalis - female Spine-tipped Dancer in December - Argia extranea - male Damselfly Western Forktail? - Ischnura denticollis Damselfly - Ischnura posita Stream Bluet - Enallagma exsulans - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Zygoptera (Damselflies)
Family Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged Damselflies)
Other Common Names
Pond Damselflies
nomenclature follows(1)
Numbers
105 spp. in 14 genera in our area(1)
Identification
adults typically hold wings together above body while at rest(2)
Works Cited
1.Dragonfly Society of the Americas. 2012. North American Odonata
2.A Field Guide to Insects
Richard E. White, Donald J. Borror, Roger Tory Peterson. 1998. Houghton Mifflin Co.