Dragonflies and damselflies are one of the oldest known insects in the world. These ancient animals are also one of the first to develop wings. There are about 6000 species of dragonflies in the world with over 500 species found in India.
Although the two look very similar, there are some marked differences between the two insects. There are four details that can be used to easily identify if the insect is a dragonfly or a damselfly. They are the eyes, body shape, wing shape, and position of the wings at rest.
Here is how you can differentiate between them,
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