Damselflies Laying Eggs

Female Damselflies lay eggs along reeds and plants at the surface of fresh water. Ozark streams, springs, creeks, and shallow river inlets are favorite areas. When the eggs hatch, the nymphs (naiads) crawl into the water and live aquatic lives, preying on freshwater organisms including mosquito larvae. As beautiful adults, damselflies are beneficial predators that eat many insect pests such as flies, mosquitoes and some caterpillars.