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Family Coenagrionidae - Narrow-winged Damselflies

Blue damselfly (DDF9) - Enallagma Damselfly - Argia translata Damselfly - Ischnura verticalis - female Paiute Dancer-Argia alberta? - Argia alberta - male Is this Ischnura perparva? - Ischnura cervula Eastern Forktail - Ischnura verticalis - female unid. damselfly - Enallagma - male Is this a blue-ringed dancer? - Argia sedula - male
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)
105 spp. in 14 genera in our area(1)
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.