Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dragonflies and Damselflies

When I first spotted this Golden-ringed Dragonfly, I thought it was simply resting on the tree branch, but as I walked closer, I realized he was eating what was left of a Keeled Skimmer Dragonfly.  Dragonflies will feed on large insects such as wasps, beetles, bumblebees, damselflies, and other dragonflies.  They are very fast fliers; one of the largest in the dragonfly family and have a wingspan of almost 10 cm....

A pair of Damselflies during courtship on the lake grass.

In Love...............
The reflection of their courting pose, makes a shape of heart from my point of view.
In reality, when damselflies mate, they actually form a heart-shaped pose or a mating wheel.

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