Austrolestes annulosus (Blue Ringtail)
Status: not assessed.
Damselflies and Drgonflies both come under the order "Odonata". Generaly you can tell them appart by:
- The eyes. Dragon fly eyes generally cone togerther and meet in the center of their heads. You can see this in the close up profiles in my dragonfly shots.
- The way they hold their wings. Drgonflies (typically) hold their wings on a flat horizontal plane when perched. Damsels (typically) hold their wing in a vertical plane when perched. There are exceptions to both.
Once you see it you'll quickly be able to tell them apart. My little fella could before he was three.