Friday, September 24, 2021
True Facts : Carnivorous Dragonflies
For first time I noticed many Dragonflies flying past me going over the Folly River at sunset last eve.
I looked it up, yes they do, and they are fascinating ancient insects with fossils found with wingspan of up to 2 ft. This is scary as they are omnivorous (eat anything) including tiny frogs, minnows, etc.
They fly along the coast all the way to the West Indies and Central America.
They spend much of their life in the water, before growing wings, and are almost perfect predators hitting their target 9 of 10 times, because of their large eyes and powerful wings.