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Helicopter dragonfly

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Had to post this spotting...he was huge, fully 5 to 6 inches...casually eating, his lunch in his mouth...

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It has the greatest wingspan of any living damselfly or dragonfly, up to 19 centimeters (7.5 inches) in the largest males. (wikipedia)

No problem, I love this damselfly,
(this insect, specializes in hunting spiders, it can fly in all directions, including vertically and backwards. that way, it can catch spiders on the web and fly without getting trapped)

MatthewKritzer
MatthewKritzer 9 years ago

Thanks, Jonathan

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MatthewKritzer

Cartago, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 5, 2011
Submitted on Jul 5, 2011

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