12 Oct

so while searching for that skinny bodied dragonflies, i came across one that was called Emperor dragonfly, and just look at its size.

no doubt it’s zoomed in and shot, but in comparison to that dead leaf its resting on, it is still considered rather big isnt it…

another one: broad bodied chaser

anyway, im looking for the species name for this type of dragonfly… it seems similar to the one i saw during the hike.

it has a filamentous body with a luminous segment on the tail. you probably can only see it at night. if you spot it in the day, you have a good eye for spotting stuff like this.

anyway, did you know that a dragonfly’s lifespan is abt 24 hrs – 4 months. they spend most of their life in water developing as a nymph. and what do dragonflies do during their living period?

they eat mosquitoes, small flies, and small insects like butterflies. and they can bite you if you provoke them by grabbing their abdomen. and of course, serve their purpose in life by mating to produce more dragonflies.

while insects have many ways of sensing their surrounding, dragonflies use sight as their predominant sense organ. and if im not wrong, humans only have one lens per eye. dragonflies have up to 30 000 lenses per eye. cool eh.


Posted by on October 12, 2007 in i-Bio


2 responses to “Dragonfly

  1. Patti McCarty

    October 13, 2007 at 9:55 am

    It’s a damselfly, though I don’t know the specific name. Here’s a link that might help:

  2. misspegasus

    October 13, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    i thought so! this one’s a damselfly. but the one i saw, was flying when i spotted it. so i couldnt differentiate the wing when at rest. but, my collegue was sure that it was a type of dragonfly… maybe it was a damselfly afterall….


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