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Another fact is that adult dragonflies will devour just about anything they can catch. Dragonflies usually eat mosquitoes, bees, gnats, butterflies, termites, and other bugs. When they are in the nymph stage, they eat small fish, tadpoles, mosquito larvae, worms, and aquatic insects.


Rare Redeye Flats (Chaetocneme denitza) or Ornate Dusk-flats. They get their common name from the fact that they do, indeed, have big red eyes:


Fossil Dragonfly Larva - Nothomacromia sensibilis - 0.98" (2.5 cm) overall fossil length - 3.74" (9.5 cm) x 3.93" (10 cm) matrix - Lower Cretaceous, Late Aptian-Nova Linda Member - Ceara, Brazil

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Caudal gill of a dragonfly larva

A dragonfly larva emerges from the water with four distinctive lumps on its back. These lumps will turn into the most powerful wings in the insect kingdom. Watch the transformation unfold before your eyes.


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Identifying dragonfly larva to family can be challenging. This short video focuses your attention on the key body parts to use to recognize the different families.