Damselflies are among the most delicate and fragile of insects to work with. Similar to dragonflies, but smaller, with slimmer bodies, and most species fold the wings along the body when resting. An ancient group, damselflies have existed since at least the Lower Permian Period, and are found on every continent except Antarctica. Their dainty bodies and lightly iridescent wings exemplify elegance and grace. Yet, prepared in a structured pattern, they add an architectural, purposeful feel to a piece.