Dragonflies vs damselflies
Although dragonflies and damselflies both belong to a group of insects called odonates, they have quite a few differences that can help you tell them apart. As you can see in the photos in this email, damselflies hold their wings together and upright, while dragonflies will hold their wings open or down. Damselflies have round eyes that protrude on either side of their heads, while dragonflies have eyes that lie flat on their head. Also, dragonflies tend to be larger, while damselflies tend to be smaller.
Guiding Question: Compare this photo of a damselfly to the photos of dragonflies. What similarities do you see? What differences?