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West Indian Firetail Damselfly

Telebasis dominicana.

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West Indian Firetail Damselfly
Telebasis dominicana. Puerto Rico Wildlife: Alfredo Colón | Damselflies


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5 Comments

jeslowery
jeslowery 6 years ago

a beauty!

Yolie
Yolie 8 years ago

Thanks for the info I found this specimen trapped in my car luckily I was able to let it free so it can continue on its way :)

Dragonflies and Damselflies don't have babies as such. They are like Butterflies, Moths and some other insects. They lay eggs which hatch into caterpillars or maggots in the case of butterflies, moths and other flies, or, in the case of Dragonflies and Damselflies they lay their eggs in water, they hatch into little wiggly creatures which metamorphose into nymphs which live in the mud on the bottom then when they are ready they climb up a reed and crawl out of their case as an adult Dragonfly or Damselfly, dry and harden their wing for half an hour then fly, mate and repeat the cycle.

Yolie
Yolie 8 years ago

Thank you!! I thought it was a Dragonfly a baby one!!

This is known as a Damselfly, not a Dragonfly, so it is not libelula either, nor is it Anisoptera (which is not a scientific name but an order). Here are some details of Damselflies: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damselfly
Please also note that the scientific name field should only contain Genus + species/sub-species and nothing else. Orders, families etc. may be referenced in the Notes. Please refer to our FAQs for further info. http://www.projectnoah.org/faq

Yolie
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Yolie

San Juan Antiguo, Puerto Rico, USA

Spotted on Sep 4, 2013
Submitted on Sep 5, 2013

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