Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Entymology lesson for the day

The Damselfly ~~

can be differentiated from ~~
The Dragonfly ~~

by observing the position of the wings while the insect is at rest.

The Damselfly holds its wings alongside its body, whereas the holds its wings horizontally.

I didn't know this, but my 10 year old did. It's a good thing we home school, or I'd never learn anything!

1 comment:

shaun said...

My husband just taught DD5 and I this very fact! I had no idea either.

Awesome heron picture, BTW!