dragonfly is a type of insect belonging to the order
Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict
sense, the infraorder Anisoptera. It is characterized
by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent
wings, and an elongated body. Dragonflies are similar
to damselflies, but the adults can be differentiated
by the fact that the wings of most dragonflies are
held away from, and perpendicular to, the body when
at rest. Even though dragonflies possess 6 legs like
any other insect, they are not capable of walking.
valuable predators that eat mosquitoes, and other
small insects like flies, bees, ants, and butterflies.
They are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams
and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs",
Nymphs can deliver
a painful bite when threatened. The wound should
be cleaned thoroughly to prevent water-borne infections.
Northern Pygmy Clubtail