10 Facts About Dragonfly

Dragonfly is larger as compared to other insects in the world. The largest of the dragonfly was 5 inches in length and 6 inches wide with their wings spread. This insect loves to fly and spend most of their time in air flying catching prey. Lets us learn more.  

Some Interesting Facts about Dragonfly

Dragonflies are skilled hunters. Instead of chasing their prey, they attack them mid-air.

Dragonflies are skilled fliers. They can fly at a speed of 29 km per hour.

The heat of the dragonflies is completely covered by their two large eyes. This allows them to see about 360 degrees.

Dragonflies choose water to lay their eggs. When the larva hatches, they remain in the water for two years on average. Some of them are even capable of laying eggs in saltwater.

Dragonflies eat about 30 to 100 mosquitoes per day.

The ears of the dragonflies are situated in their legs.

Though dragonfly has six legs they cannot walk. These legs are used for holdings things.

There are about 8000 species of dragonflies.

Dragonflies need their body to get warm up to an optimum temperature before flying in the morning.

Dragonflies do not live for long periods. They live between seven days to 56 days on average.

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