Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dragonfly

 The Dragonfly is an amazing insect.
Dragonfly's and Damsel flies. Very interesting
Insects. I was surprised to find out they really
do eat mosquitoes and gnats. As well as other
small insects and on occasion butterfly's.They
pose no harm to humans.
Wikipedia "these are the fastest insects".
They are generally found around or near water,
because their larva live in water. They are
among the oldest and most ancient of insects.



9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that last shot is beautiful. i always like to see them around - if only for their mosquito eating penchant. :)

S. Etole said...

You've caught some really great shots. There have been so many this summer.

Judy Royal Glenn said...

Can you send the bird in the photo at the top of your blog to Athens, Georgia? He's super cute!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You have captured amazing images of this insect. So often I find that I get the head out of focus.Yours are super.

Mama-Bug said...

Beautiful dragonfly! Bunches of them fly around when I'm on the riding mower. They're hunting the insects the mower stirs up while I'm cutting. Never tire of watching them. Quite useful little critters!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Perfect shots !
I had one land on my front porch this evening, he was a busy little fella, darting here there and everywhere.
What large eyes :)
~Jo

Sandra said...

snapper these are amazing shots, it is very difficult to capture these little fast moving guys. they are beautiful

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Dragons are also beautiful to look at and anything that eats mosquitoes is OK with me.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Fabulous shots. If you have time drop in to A Scattering .. you can find it in my side bar.