Yes – dragonflies!

If you live near the water, and have lilies and reeds around you’ll have dragonflies. So I wondered if could I get a shot of a dragonfly hovering.

So after numerous shots which either missed the bug or were blurry, I got this one!

There were small blue dragonflies and larger ones that looked black. When I got the larger one to sit for a minute I discovered that the edges of their wings, which appear both transparent and fragile, are quite damaged.

Here’s what I found online about these creatures…

“Adult dragonflies will also eat any insect they can catch. While they usually eat mosquitoes and midges, they’ll also eat butterflies, moths, bees, flies and even other dragonflies. Larger dragonflies will eat their own body weight in insect prey every day. They are extremely agile and catch their prey midair.”

For more fascinating information go to treehugger to read on.

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