SPECIES Megaloprepus sp.
FRAME 14.5x14.5xD5cm Made from recycled products.
DESCRIPTION Clear wings with touch of brown on edges of wings on this delicate dragonfly. Here are some facts about these gorgeous insects
- There are over 6,000 species worldwide.
- There are 320 species known from Australia and about 100 of these occur around Sydney.
- The larvae are aquatic or semi-aquatic and are known as mud-eyes.
- Both adults and larvae are predatory.
- Adults are often found close to water, where they hunt flying insects.
- Adults' legs point forward, forming a basket to capture prey in mid-flight.
- Dragonflies are generally more powerful fliers than damselflies and most dragonflies have large eyes that almost meet at the top of their head.
- Damselflies often rest with their wings folded along their backs. Dragonflies usually rest with their wings held straight out from their body.
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