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Order Odonata
(Dragonflies or Damselflies)
Check the following characteristics before continuing
  • Labium (lower lip) with extendable scoop

  • Usually short and filamentous antennae
Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
  • Broad abdomen with internal gills

  • Three triangular appendages at the end of the abdomen
Zygoptera (Damselflies)
  • Elongated and thin abdomen

  • Three caudal lamellae (gills) at the end of the abdomen