Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Dragonfly

We had a little visitor looking for a cool spot to rest the other day. Katrina took some pics thinking it would buzz out the door quickly but it stayed for longer. Infact, in the end I had to open the windows, and let the curtain flap outside before it decided to move on with help from me flipping the curtain right around.

I then discovered I should have let it stay as...

A dragonfly is an insect ... 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 world.
Dragonflies are valuable predators that eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants, and very rarely butterflies.

Who needs fly sprays if you have a dragon fly in the house!

So next time I will let it stay for as long as it wants.

1 comment :

  1. A dragon flying ... my favourite insect! Beautiful photos!