One of the most memorial moments in ones life
is walking throw a meadow gazing upon a pond and
seeing dragonflies darting around and observing
their magical behavior. The Widow Skimmer (Libellula
is a dragonfly that you will never forget with
its very distinctive wing pattern and gold body.
If you are an entomologist or just a insect collector
hobbyist there are many very intrusting Dragonfly
facts about these strange and fascinating creatures
that make them unique from most insects.
Dragonflies and Damselflies in the order Odonata
are a very Diverse species with over 5,000 species
worldwide. It is estimated that there are 500
to 1500 species yet to be described and named
in the world. In the United States and Canada,
there are more than 410 species of dragonflies!
These insects can be found from the arctic to
the tropics and are even found in desert regions
where water is present. Adults of Odonata can
fly backwards or forwards and even hover like
a helicopter. They can do these incredible aerial
tricks because their two pairs of wings move independently
of each other, in contrast to most other insects.
Adult dragonflies and damselflies catch and eat
insects while they are flying.
Mating pairs will stay clasped for several hours,
even flying while joined together. Widow Skimmer
as with all dragonflies have all of their activities
such as breeding, hunting and eating in the air
while flying! Adult dragonflies and damselflies
mating pairs will stay clasped for several hours,
even flying while joined together.
When the real live Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
is resting perched on a twig after all this flying
activity, their wings will gracefully move up
and down. We have captured this realistic wing
movement with our electronic moving Widow Skimmer
dragonflies! If you are searching for another
electronic insect to include as a insect gift
or on your display, then our Wings in Motion single
Widow Skimmer add-on kit is a great choice. Each
single Dragonfly Add-on Kit comes with two dragonflies,
a"Y-Plug splitter" and over six feet
of thin (easily concealable) light gray electrical
cord with adjustable wire legs and best of all
they use little electricity and can run continuously!
No batteries are needed, unless you desire a battery
pack - sold separately. Just plug 'em in and enjoy!