Damselflies are similar to dragonflies. They are predatory and they eat mosquitos which makes them my friends. They are insects of the order of Odonata and the suborder of Zygoptera. There are damselfly fossils dating back more than 250 million years. Classification of the damselflies is currently being reorganized. This particular damselfly was buzzing around a small stream near the Sacred Grove on the Smith Family Farm in upper New York State.