Wildlife in Florida – Colorful Dragonflies

 

Blue Dragon Fly

Blue Dragon Fly

Pink Dragonfly

Pink Dragonfly

Dragonflies came in many different colors and shapes because there are many different species of them, 60 in California alone. They look dangerous when they fly near you but they are not and do not bite people. They are actually very helpful by keeping the mosquito population in check because they are one of their main food sources. Dragonflies fly very fast and can fly backwards as well which make them unique in this capability. They are usually found near ponds and streams where their prey are found. Dragonflies are preyed on by birds and spiders. You can learn more about dragonflies by visiting http://www.eduwebs.org/bugs/dragonfly.htm

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