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    Ordre : Odonata

    Odonates are an order of insects, often called Dragonfly, to elongated body, with two pairs of membranous wings usually transparent, with large compound eyes and usually allow them to effectively hunt their prey.

    Odonates together in two types: damselfly and Anisoptera:

    • The Anisoptera or dragonflies in the strict sense have the wings extended flat, not stalked and uneven, the anterior narrower than the posterior of the eyes often contiguous, a rapid flight.
    • The damselfly (Zygoptera) form a suborder of insects called in French Bluet damselflies. They are distinguished from dragonflies especially their body more slender and usually folded their wings at rest. The damselfly, or damsels, to the body end, have the same fore and hind wings, a head wider than long, widely separated eyes. The flight is very fast and at rest, the wings are joined and erected over the body.
      The Bluet is a species in the group of damselflies, slender, with wings folded vertically on the back rest.

    Link : French Society of Odonatologie.