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No matter how #swift they are, there are still some #bird species, who are able to catch #dragonflies mid-air. They appear on the #diet of some falcons and the so acrobatic bee-eaters. Like this European Bee-eater, who just caught a huge norfolk hawker (Anaciaeschna isoceles) dragonfly. Only about 10 miles from my actual residency... No need to travel far away for fantastic experience. Travel less, reduce your ecological footprint! Please #followme at @joepetersburger to keep up-to-date with my images!
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A macro shot today showing the beauty and intricacy of a #dragonfly wing. (Swipe for a second photo of the whole #insect.) I was lucky enough to get this shot in #Turkey; it's rather rare, in my experience, that #dragonflies will allow you to get lose enough for a shot like this!

This stunning dragonfly is a male crimson marsh glider (Trithemis aurora) from Thailand. How do I know it's a male? Because females are yellow :). They’re found near a variety of freshwater habitats & are fairly common.
🍃 There are more than 3,000 described species of dragonflies.
🍃 They intercept, rather than chase, flying prey (insects including mozzies), which requires complex calculations. And they're incredibly good at it, catching ~95% of the prey they target. 🍃 They have excellent vision courtesy of large compound eyes. They can see 360° (although their vision backwards isn't high res), & are very sensitive to movement. Diurnal (day active) species see more colours than we do, while dusk active species see better in lower light.
🍃 They also have incredible flight capabilities – not just forward, but also up, down, left, right & even backwards, + they can hover.
🍃 Some species are migratory, & one has the longest migration of any insect (up to 18,000km round trip, more than twice as long as Monarch butterflies in the Americas!).
🍃 They have complex life cycles, with aquatic larvae that live in freshwater habitats for up to 5 yrs (depending on species). The larvae are voracious predators that eat almost anything, including tadpoles, fish & each other! Fish get their own back though, as dragonfly larvae are an important food source for some species.
🍃 Larvae breathe through gills in their rectum (!).
🍃 They have short adult lives - usually only a few weeks or months, but some live up to a year.
🍃 Modern dragonflies have wingspans up to ~12.5cm, but fossil dragonflies have been discovered with wingspans > 70cm!
🍃 They're grouped together with damselflies in the Class Odonata. Of the 6,000+ described species, only ~1/2 have had their conservation status assessed. Of those, ~15% are threatened or near threatened, & there's too little data for ~1/3 of them to determine whether they're threatened or not.
🍃 Their main threats are habitat destruction & the pollution, drying up & degradation of water bodies.
🍃 To help them, avoid using nasty chemicals in your home & garden that could end up finding their way into local water bodies.

These guys eat my culls. There are two separate species of red dragonflies that live in my yard. We train them and they land on our finger tips and eat the mosquitoes. #dragonflylarvae #dragonflies

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Came across this beautiful dragonfly while off roaring up Silver Canyon near Bishop today 5-26-2017 #dragonfly #whatsyour20 #dragonflies #in2nature #optoutside #todsl #myview #outdoorwayoflife #outdoorlife #withoutwalls #neverstopexploring #insectstagram #natureshot

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#Dragonflies taking a rest and a snack while procreating.

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Completed what I'm calling "In the Garden" butterfly and trellis themed quilt. This was a custom order asking for the use pink and purple, and they're using butterflies. It has been a labor of love, long nights, and so much fun!
Estimated final quilt size 42"x42".

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Algunas #libelulas han aparecido en nuestro jardín.
Some #dragonflies have appeared in our garden

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I bought this cool little #sculpture in #kyoto The #dragonflies are not attached at all, they are balancing on their branches. #iloveit #tripsouvenir #folkart #japan #japanlife

When gramma passed there were #dragonflies following her casket. Now i have solar powered dragon fly lights on my lime tree. I wish....

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