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dragonfly

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A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera (from Greek ανισος anisos, "uneven" + πτερος pteros, "wings", due the hindwing being broader than the forewing[1]). 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. Dragonflies possess six legs (like any other insect), but most of them cannot walk well. Dragonflies are some of the fastest insects in the world. Dragonflies are valuable predators that eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants, wasps, and very rarely butterflies. They are usually found around marshes, lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic beings.

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3 Comments

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

wonderful work

HemantKumar
HemantKumar 9 years ago

thank you Satyan Mehta

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Lovely spot Hemant Kumar.

HemantKumar
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Padmashali Function Hall, India

Spotted on Oct 21, 2011
Submitted on Oct 21, 2011

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