Rare damselflies released on O‘ahu

Courtesy of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources

The orange-black damselfly is a vulnerable population at the risk of extinction. It’s one of about 25 species of endemic damselflies found only in Hawai‘i.

HONOLULU — A new group of orange-black damselflies has just been released into the wild on O‘ahu, adding numbers to a species on the edge of extinction.