A close up of a female damselfly.
damselfly definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. damselflies
any of a suborder (Zygoptera) of slow-flying, usually brightly colored dragonflies with long wings held vertically when at rest
damselfly definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various often brightly colored, predatory insects having a long slender body and elongated wings that fold together when the insect is at rest. Also called demoiselle, devil's darning needle.