Urban Invertebrates: Dragonflies and Damselflies

Dragonflies

They have a thicker and chunky abdomen. Their wings are unequal in size and are open at rest. In males, the large eyes are touching.

Ecological function: prey-predator relationship

Level in food chain: secondary consumer

Feeding behaviour: carnivore

Microhabitat: wet areas like ponds, drains, puddles and streams

Damselflies

They have a thin and narrow abdomen. Their wings are equal in size and are closed at rest. There is a gap between the eyes.

Ecological function: prey-predator relationship

Level in food chain: secondary consumer

Feeding behaviour: carnivore

Microhabitat: wet areas like ponds, drains, puddles and streams.