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Dragonfly Prints

Young dragonfly name: nymph

Female dragonfly: queen

Male dragonfly: king, drake

A group of dragonflys is called: cluster, flight

Dragonfly classification: anisopteran

Dragonfly class: Invertebrate

A dragonfly is a type of insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera. It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. Dragonflies are similar to damselflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most dragonflies are held away from, and perpendicular to, the body when at rest.

Dragonflies typically eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants and butterflies. They are therefore valued as predators, since they help control populations of harmful insects. Dragonflies are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands because their larvae, known as ymphs

are aquatic. Adult dragonflies do not bite or sting humans

though nymphs are capable of delivering a painful bite.

Female dragonfly lay eggs in or near water, often on floating or emergent plants. When laying eggs, some species will submerge themselves completely in order to lay their eggs on a good surface. Then the eggs hatch into nymphs. Most of a dragonfly's life is spent in the naiad (that is, nymph) form, beneath the water's surface, using extendable jaws to catch other invertebrates or even vertebrates such as tadpoles, fish, etc. They breathe through gills in their rectum, and can rapidly propel themselves by suddenly expelling water through the anus. Some nymphs even hunt on land, an aptitude which could easily have been more common in ancient times when terrestrial predators were clumsier.

The larval stage of large dragonflies may last as long as five years. In smaller species, this stage may last between two months and three years. When the larva is ready to metamorphose into an adult, it climbs up a reed or other emergent plant. Exposure to air causes the larvae to begin breathing. The skin splits at a weak spot behind the head and the adult dragonfly crawls out of its old larval skin, pumps up its wings, and flies off to feed on midges and flies. The adult stage of larger species of dragonfly can last as long as four months.


Dragonfly Trivia

What do you call a baby dragonfly?
Answer: A baby dragonfly is called a nymph.

What do you call a female dragonfly?
Answer: A female dragonfly is called a queen.

What do you call a male dragonfly?
Answer: A male dragonfly is called a king, drake.

What do you call a group of dragonflys?
Answer: A group of dragonflys are called a cluster, flight.

Question: What is the scientific classification of a dragonfly?
Answer: A dragonfly has the scientific classification of anisopteran.

Question: What class is a dragonfly in?
Answer: A dragonfly is in the invertebrate class.





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