Triplet Damselfly in a Frame


Species Name: Calopteryx virgo, Neurobasis chinensis,

Common Name: Damsel Flies
Origin: Malaysia

Size: 5 x 7" Shadow Box Frame

My 3 favorite Damselflies. Unlike many damselfly and dragonfly with transparent wings, those are very colorful and shiny. An interesting fact is there were here long before many other species, more than 300 million years ago! In the past, some of them were as big as a hawk. They are also excellent predators and prey on mosquitoes. Many damselflies have elaborate courtship behaviours. These are designed to show off the male's distinctive characteristics, bright coloring or flying abilities, thus demonstrating his fitness.

Damselflies are insects of the suborder Zygoptera in the order Odonata, and can be found anywhere in the world except Antarctica.