Fascinating Facts About Dragonflies
Discover what makes dragonflies, the iridescent mosquito eaters, so special.
- Over 80% of their brain is used to interpret what they see.
- Small antennae make it easy to get close and bite prey.
Next, check out facts about other amazing backyard creatures.
Dragonflies are some of the oldest animals on the planet, with fossils dating back more than 300 million years! Nearly 2,500 different kinds of dragonflies are found all over the world, in colors from purples to bronzes that often shimmer or look metallic. They lay their eggs and hunt around water, so consider installing a pond to attract them to your backyard.
Originally Published: June 03, 2019