How to Draw an Orangeblack Hawaiian Damselfly

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Orangeblack Hawaiian Damselfly in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Orangeblack Hawaiian Damselfly.

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How to Draw an Orangeblack Hawaiian Damselfly - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: To begin drawing the Orangeblack Hawaiian Damselfly, draw two circles one on top of the other, and leave a space open on the left side.

Step 2: Now, add the first front legs by drawing three 'L' shapes ending at points.

Step 3: Continue the body adding a curved line towards the back, where you will draw in the first two hindlegs. Use two pointy lines for the hind legs.

Step 4: To draw the back of the Damselfly, make a tube shape with an opening for the wing. These insects have three gills at the tip of their abdomens for breathing!

Step 5: Next, draw the abdomen and long tail. It is a long, tube-shape closed off with a round line. Notice the pattern on the tail, and draw it by making short curved lines all the way down.

Step 6: To draw the wing, draw a few long lines from the back and then curved them around to come back to the tail. Choose a male or female Damselfy! The male is black in color with red markings on its thorax, and the female has tan instead of red.

Interesting Facts about the Orangeblack Hawaiian Damselfly

The Orangeblack Hawaiian damselfly is native to Hawaii. Their natural habitats in general are around rivers and wetlands with plenty of shrubbery. This insect is on the smaller side of Hawaiian damselflies as it is fully grown at between 33 and 37mm. It has a wingspan of 35-40mm.

Did you know?

  • Male Orangeblack Hawaiian damselflies are black in color with red to salmon-pink markings on its thorax, the midsection of the insects body, along with the first three and last three parts of the abdomen.
  • Female Orangeblack Hawaiian damselflies are similar in the patter but instead of red or pink, are tan in color and the abdomen is all black, and tan on the sides.
  • These insects have three gills at the tip of their abdomens that are flat and leaf-like that comes to small point at the tip.
  • Orangeblack Hawaiian damselflies lay their eggs on the tissues of water plants that can be found in steams and steam pools.

These insects are classified as an endangered species even though at one point they were the most common of damselflies in Hawaii. Since 1970 the population has declined greatly. Scientists are trying to study these damselflies in order to understand how to better protect them.

How to Draw an Orangeblack Hawaiian Damselfly - Step-By-Step Tutorial

How to Draw an Orangeblack Hawaiian Damselfly – Step-By-Step Tutorial