Subject: Insect found inside my house
Geographic location of the bug: NW Washington. Seattle /Tacoma area.
Time: 10:15 AM EDT
I found this insect several days ago on my indoor ,north facing,window sill. Not sure how long it had been there. Only one specimen observed, have not seen it live outdoors. I did notice the black triangle markings on the wings.
Many thanks for your help, much appreciated!
I will share the findings with others.
How you want your letter signed: John Finkas. Master Gardener.
Is there a pond or other water feature in your garden, or is there a natural pond or body of water in the vicinity of your home? This is a Damselfly, a member of the suborder Zygoptera, that are classified together in the same insect order as Dragonflies. They differ from Dragonflies in that they are usually smaller, have a more feeble flight, and frequently rest with wings folded together. Like Dragonflies, they are predators that have aquatic nymphs known as naiads.
Was found near the kitchen sink. Yes ,several outdoor water features, many thanks for your prompt reply!