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Order Odonata - The Broadwinged Damselflies
Distinguishing characteristics - The broadwinged damselflies are long and slender in shape (Fig. A). The first segment of their antennae is longer than the combined length of the remaining antennae (Fig. B). They have lateral lamellae that are longer than middle lamellae (Fig. C), and the median lobe of labium is deeply cleft (Fig. D).

Tolerance Value - Undetermined

Feeding Group - Undetermined

Notes - The broadwing damselfly larvae are usually found in rivers and streams. They are predators that climb through the vegetation looking for their prey, which is small animals. They overwinter as eggs. The size of the broadwinged damselflies nymphs at maturity is 25-50 mm excluding caudal lamellae.

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