Bee and Damselfly (I think)

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  1. Moondoggy

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    I know the first one is a bee. The second one I think is a damselfly. If anyone knows for sure, please let us know.

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    Nope you have a dragon there - a ver nice blue and yellow dragonfly! Good shot two looks like head and most of the main body are in full focus (I think the tip of the tail is just slipping out) and some nice wing details showing up clear as well.
    You can tell its a dragon because the dragonflies can't put their wings back, they have to remain open as you see there - whilst a damsel will often fold its wings back long its body when they land, rather than keep them displayed. Also the head structure (at least when I've seen them) is different ; most damsels I've seen tend to have a more "hammerhead shark" type head with a bar and their eyes on either end - whilst dragons appear to keep their eyes much closer together.
     
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    Wow! Thanks for the detailed info! Now I'll know what I'm looking at.
     

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