Meaning of a Dragonfly – Symbolism

Dragonfly Symbolism

The dragonfly has been a subject of intrigue in every single continent it is found in, and with each civilization, has developed a unique meaning to it, its behavior and its lifestyle. The word Dragonfly and the family it belongs to, Odonata, have evolved from the many myths associated with Dragonflies and their taxonomic cousins, … Read more

What Do Dragonflies Eat?

Dragonfly Eating

We watch dragonflies flying around the pond and they are beautiful. But what DO dragonflies eat? A dragonfly is an agile predator. Adult dragonflies and dragonfly nymphs (the stage of the dragonfly that lives in the water) are excellent hunters and mainly eat other insects. Have you ever heard of a dragonfly going on a diet? No? … Read more

How Long do Dragonflies Live?

Dead Dragonfly

The dragonfly is an insect that has inhabited the earth for several years – almost 300 million years to be exact. There are more than 5000 species of dragonflies that exist today. There are many people who believe that these insects live only for a day. This however is not true. At the shortest the … Read more

Do Dragonflies Bite?

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Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:      Arthropoda Class:          Insecta Order:        Odonata Suborder:   Anisoptera Insects are actually arthropods that belong to the Insecta class. The adult stage of an insect is characterized by a segmented body of three parts, namely the head, abdomen and thorax. They also possess a hard exoskeleton and 6 joined legs. This group … Read more

Dragonfly – One Of Nature’s Most Intriguing And Fascinating Insects

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One of Nature’s most intriguing and fascinating insects, and the subject of mankind’s most sublime and ridiculous myths and mythologies, the dragonfly darts around going about its business as usual, blissfully unaware and oblivious to the interest it has generated in us. And perhaps thankfully for us because if the dragonfly were to understand that … Read more