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Way Cool Things about Dragonfies.

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These little creatures saved New Orleans from mosquitoes and the illness they carry.

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There are many spooky legends about dragonflies that are not true. Report Abuse
Some people still believe if you sleep outside a dragonfly will come and sew your eyes shut. Where did that come from?
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Dragonflies are harmless to humans. Report Abuse
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Dragonflies are very territorial. Report Abuse
They will chase a rival out of their area.
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The front wings of a dragonfly are longer than the back wings. Report Abuse
This is essential for maneuverability.
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Dragonflies are one of the fastest insects when they are flying. Report Abuse
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Dragonflies can see nearly 360 degrees with their huge eyes. Report Abuse
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Dragonflies will fly in swarms if there is a cold front approaching. Report Abuse
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When you see a dragonfly with a 'partner' they are always mating. Report Abuse
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One they start to fly the dragonflies only live about a month. Report Abuse
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Their favorite food is mosquito larva Report Abuse
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The nymphs eat tiny fish and tadpoles. Report Abuse
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Dragonfly nymphs (babies) live in water for about a year. Report Abuse
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The fastest dragonfly flew 36 miles an hour. Report Abuse
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There are one of the few insects that can fly backwards. Report Abuse
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The dragonfly's wings beat slowly compared to bees. Report Abuse
Their wings only beat 30 times per second compared to a honeybee's 300 beats per second.
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They have two sets of wings that operate independently of each other. Report Abuse
The front wings can fly up while the second set flies down.
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Dragonfly's eyes have over 30,000 individual lenses. Report Abuse
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The largest dragonfly is found in Costa Rica. Report Abuse
It has a wing span of about 8 inches.
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Dragonflies have been around for 3 million years. Report Abuse
Fossils show us their wingspan used to be 2 and a half feet wide.
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Dragonflies aren't flies at all. Report Abuse
Flies have one pair of wings and dragonflies have two.
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