Well, you learn something new every day. One of the things that
help you identify Dragonflies vs Damselflies is the fact that
the Dragonflies usually hold their wings out to the sides
and the Damselflies fold their wings back along their body.
Of course, this evening I learned there is a group of Damselflies
called "Spreadwings". And, if you have not already guessed by the name,
they hold their wings out like Dragonflies.
My wife pointed her out to me when she was watering some plants yesterday.
In fact you can see a couple of water drops on the base of her
right wing (top wing in the photo). She was very cooperative! (that would be
the damselfly, not my wife. Although she is pretty cooperative too.)