05: The Adult Damselfly
This is a male swamp spreadwing (Lestes vigilax) perched on a plant stem just inches above the surface of a pond. The spreadwings are somewhat atypical damselflies. They possess the relatively small bodies and slender tails of damselflies but they the hold their wings partially apart while at rest; most damselflies hold their wings together while at rest.
About the Traveling Exhibit
A series of ten large (approximately 20” x 24”) photographs (on aluminum) which illustrate the life cycle of these insects is available as a traveling exhibition. Accompanying text and captions (on separate panels) provide further information and describe the illustrated behaviors. A companion website (http://www.frg-photo.com/ode_exhibit/) expands on the exhibit by providing additional photographs and links to further information.
This exhibit is designed to inform the general public and is appropriate for display in venues such as schools, public libraries, and nature sanctuary visitor’s centers. The standard loan period is one month; use of the images is available at no cost.
Please contact the artist, Frank Gorga (frank@frg‐photo.com), for further information or to arrange an exhibit.
Rights and Permissions
This photograph may be used for projected presentations in a non-profit educational setting only. Any other uses are strictly prohibited except with permission from the photographer (Frank R. Gorga: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Gorga, Frank (2010). 05: The Adult Damselfly. The Life Cycle of Dragonflies and Damselflies Image Gallery.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/gorga_odonates/5