Who would have thought, that a dragonfly that looks cute, beautiful, and weak is a great animal? It has many secrets. Come on, let’s unveil the secret!
- Dragonflies are ancient insects that are estimated to have lived since 300 million years ago.
- Dragonflies usually catch prey while flying. The prey will be held firmly with his feet and eaten in the air.
- Dragonfly’s flying speed is extraordinary, it can reach 100 km/hour. Dragonflies can also fly sideways and backward.
- Dragonfly eyes are compound eyes. So, there are many eyes within its eyes. Dragonfly eyes can see in all directions up to 360 degrees.
- Dragonflies like to lay their eggs in water. The dragonfly’s life cycle is incomplete metamorphosis. Dragonfly eggs will hatch into larvae within 2 to 5 weeks.
- Dragonfly larvae will eat mosquito larvae or other small animals in the water. Dragonfly larvae will change their skin 5 to 14 times. This larva takes about 2 years to become an adult dragonfly.
- Dragonflies hunt insects for food, such as aphids, butterflies, bees, and even fellow dragonflies. Shhh… in a day, it can eat up to 100 mosquitoes.
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