I believe that it's a dragonfly (rests with wings outstretched),
damselfly (rests with wings folded backwards and horizontal) or
demoiselle fly (rests with wings folded backwards and vertical). (Lestes
damselflies rest with the wings in a V-shape.) But all these have 4
A very slender body suggests a damselfly. If the photograph shows one
resting, then a demoiselle fly.
I assume that in Canada you have a different set of species to here.
Ontario alone has 130 species, so you have quite a few to check out.
I would suggest a female black-winged damselfly.
It actually has four wings. They line up so perfectly when the insect
is at rest that you might think it only has two.
Damselflies are predatory and spend much of their time perched
and waiting for an opportunity to dash out and grab their prey.
Typical prey are small flies (mosquitos, fungus gnats and the like).
Pat in Plymouth MI
"Vegetables are like bombs packed tight with all kinds of important
It's most definitely a Damselfly. Depending on where you are
geographically it may be a Demoiselle. Damselflies spend most of their
time as entirely aquatic nymphs but emerge for a brief adult phase when
they devour huge numbers of smaller flying insects.
They also spend long periods sunbathing (particularly in the early
mornings) to build up their body temperatures for flight and will be
more or less dormant in the shelter of trees and shrubs on cool,
overcast or rainy days.
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