Broad-Winged Damselfly

Common Name: Broad-Winged Damselfly

Order Name: Odonata

Family Name: Calopterygidae

This damselfly’s wing, clearly shows the elaborate and delicate golden venation that forms a sound structural skeleton for the flight membrane. Damselflies have two pairs of wings and are quite active in the territorial patrolling of their particular area of the stream or river. Many insects are identified through variations of the venation and shape of their wings. Their Dragonfly relatives are stronger fliers and generally larger insects with phenomenal eyesight.