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Damselfly Gallery

The Damselfly (イトトンボ, Itotonbo) is a bug that first appeared in New Horizons. It is unusual being a dragonfly type insect found in Winter, when most other bug species are absent.

Donation to the museum

In New Horizons

Upon donation or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers the curator will say:

"The colorful damselfly is similar to its cousin, the dragonfly, though it tends to be smaller and thinner. But don't let the delicate looks fool you! Much like the dragonfly, the damselfly is a ruthless predator. It loves to catch flies midair and eat them, and has been known to snack on spiders it plucks from the web! In short, it is not a dinner guest I would recommend... And it is not a menu I could keep down."

Capture quotes

"I caught a damselfly! Now it's a damselfly in distress!" —New Horizons

Encyclopedia information

New Horizons

Encyclopedia Information
Current Active Hours All day
Months active (north) November to February
Months active (south) May through August

Further information


Ischnura senegalensis, also known as the Common Bluetail, is a species of damselfly found throughout Africa, the Middle East, and Southern and Eastern Asia. It is found in marshes, weedy ponds, and wetlands. It is known as アオモンイトトンボ (Aomonitotonbo) in Japanese.

Damselflies are related to dragonflies. However, they have slimmer bodies and fold their wings along their body, rather than flatly above their bodies. Like dragonflies, their young are called nymphs which live in water until they mature. All damselflies are predatory and both adults and nymphs eat other insects. The presence of damselflies and dragonflies indicates a clean and healthy waterway.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese イトトンボ Itotonbo
France French Demoiselle
Spain Spanish Libélula damisela
Germany German Wasserjungfer
Italy Italian Zigottero
The Netherlands Dutch Juffer
China Chinese 豆娘 Dòuniáng
South Korea Korean 실잠자리 Siljamjari

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