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Dragonfly (34 Photos Stacked)






A Dragonfly is a large insect and it is characterised by its large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings and an elongated body. Dragonflies possess six legs (like any other insect), but most of them cannot walk well. Dragonflies are among the fastest flying insects in the world. In general, large dragonflies like the hawkers have a maximum speed of 22–34 mph with average cruising speed of about 10 mph. Dragonflies are major predators that eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants and wasps and sometimes butterflies. They are usually found around marshes, lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands because their larvae are aquatic. About 5,900 different species of dragonflies are known in the world today.