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What is a Dragonfly?
Dragonflies are in the Odonata order (including damselflies) and are a primitive species of flying insects that can hover mid-air. They evolved during the Mississippian Period 360-325 million years ago. Dragonflies are characterized by a pair of large compound eyes, their elongated abdomen and two pairs of often transparent membranous wings. Their aquatic nymphs are voracious and water jet-propelled. Currently about 5000 species of dragonflies and damselflies are known; experts guess that there are probably only between 5500 and 6500 species in total.

What do Dragonflies Eat?
Adult dragonflies eat mostly other flying insects, particularly midges and mosquitoes. They will also take a piece of butterflies, moths and smaller dragonflies. Dragonfly larvae, which live in water, will eat almost any living thing that is smaller than them. Large dragonfly larvae sometimes eat small fish or fry in the water, but usually they only eat bloodworms or other aquatic insect larvae. Dragonflies are found in nearly all parts of the world and you can now start your own dragonfly collection with a framed dragonfly and our life-like electronic moving dragonflies. If you are looking to have artificial dragonflies in your home or office electronic moving dragonflies are very realistic and can even fool an entomologist at first!

How can I Tell a Dragonfly from a Damselfly?
Damselflies are usually slim, their forewings and hind wings narrow at the base and have similar shapes, and their eyes are widely separated. Most species hold their wings above their abdomen when they are resting. On the other hand, dragonflies are much larger with eyes that touch near the top of their heads. Dragonfly wings do not narrow at the base; and their forewings and hind wings differ in shape. When resting, their wings are usually wide spread.

How Long do Dragonflies Live?
Most temperate-zone species of dragonflies live as adults for less than a month, with some species living as long as six months.

What Enemies do Dragonflies and Damselflies Have?
Their natural enemies are birds, spiders, frogs, and larger dragonflies. In the larval stage, they are preyed upon by fish, frogs, toads, newts, and other water invertebrates.

How Many Lenses are in a Dragonfly's Eyes?
Dragonflies have as many as 30,000 lenses in each eye.

What is the Biggest Dragonfly and Damselfly?
The Megaloprepus coerulatus damselfly of Central America is the biggest living dragonfly with a wingspan of 7.5 inches. The bulkiest known dragonfly is the Petalura ingentissima from Australia with a wingspan up to 6.5 inches. The largest dragonfly in the fossil record had a wingspan of 29.5 inches.

What is the Smallest Dragonfly?
Several dragonflies in the genus Agriocnemis have a wingspan of just 7/10ths of an inch.

What is a Nymph?
A nymph is an immature form of the following insect species: locusts, cicadas, mayflies, termites, crickets, grasshoppers, cockroaches, mantids, and dragonflies. In this stage of development it has undergone incomplete metamorphosis. It should not be confused with a larva, as its overall form is already that of an adult.

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