Dragonfly
A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the suborder Anisoptera (from Greek ανισος anisos, "uneven" + πτερος pteros, "wings", because the hindwing is broader than the forewing). It is characterized by l...
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NowThis Future - The cyborg dragonfly
This cyborg dragonfly is basically a living, breathing drone
A Small Dragonfly Is Found To Be The World's Longest-Distance Flyer
A dragonfly barely an inch and a half long appears to be animal world's most prolific long distance traveler – flying thousands of miles over oceans as it migrates from continent to continent – accord...
Hunting dragonflies can perfectly predict their prey’s future movements
Dragonflies are already known to be swift hunters, but new research shows that they aren't turning and diving in reaction to their prey's movements — they're predicting those movements before they occ...
Dragonfly
A dragonfly in slow-motion. Taken from the second part of David Attenborough's Life in the Undergrowth.
Aeshnidae
The insect family Aeshnidae comprises the hawkers (or darners in North America). They are the largest dragonflies found in North America and Europe and are among the largest dragonflies on the planet....
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Cordulegastridae
The Cordulegastridae are a family of Odonata (dragonflies) from the suborder Anisoptera. They are commonly known as spiketails. Some vernacular names for the species of this family are biddie and flyi...
Cordulegastridae - Wikipedia
Corduliidae
The insect family Corduliidae contains the emerald dragonflies or green-eyed skimmers. These dragonflies are usually black or dark brown with areas of metallic green or yellow, and most of them have l...
Gomphidae
The Gomphidae are a family in the Odonata commonly referred to as clubtail dragonflies; it contains about 90 genera and 900 species. The name refers to the club-like widening of the end of the abdome...
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Libellulidae
The skimmers or perchers and their relatives form the Libellulidae, the largest dragonfly family in the world. It is sometimes considered to contain the Corduliidae as the subfamily Corduliinae and t...
Libellulidae - Wikipedia
Macromiidae
The insect family Macromiidae contains the dragonfly species known as cruisers or skimmers. They tend to fly over bodies of water (and roads) straight down the middle. They are similar to Aeshnidae in...
Macromiidae - Wikipedia
Petaluridae
The petaltails of the family Petaluridae are apparently the most ancient of the extant true dragonflies (infraorder Anisoptera), having fossil members from as early as the Jurassic (over 150 million y...
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Southern Hawker
The southern hawker or blue hawker (Aeshna cyanea) is a 70 millimetres (2.8 in) long species of hawker dragonfly.It is large, with a long body. It has green markings on the black bodies, and the ...
Southern Hawker - Wikipedia
Green Darner
The green darner or common green darner (Anax junius), after its resemblance to a darning-needle, is a species of dragonfly in the family Aeshnidae. One of the most common and abundant species through...
Green Darner - Wikipedia
Choristhemis olivei
Choristhemis olivei, more commonly known as delicate tigertail, is a species of Odonata spanning from the family Corduliidae and the genus Choristhemis. This species originates from north-eastern Quee...
Choristhemis olivei - Wikipedia
Tonyosynthemis ofarrelli
Tonyosynthemis ofarrelli, more commonly known as the Slender Tigertail, is a species of Odonata from the family Synthemistidae originating from eastern Queensland, Australia. They are found along the ...
Synthemistidae
The Synthemistidae are the family of dragonflies commonly known as tigertails, or sometimes called southern emeralds. Synthemistidae has seven genera and 43 species. These dragonflies looks similar to...
Sinaeschnidia
Sinaeschnidia (meaning "Chinese Aeschnidium") is a genus of prehistoric dragonfly. S. heishankowensis is a common component of the Jehol Biota of northeastern China. It is known from numerous specimen...
Phyllopetalia excrescens
Phyllopetalia excrescens is a species of dragonfly in family Austropetaliidae. It is endemic to Chile. Its natural habitats are intermittent rivers and freshwater springs. It is threatened by habitat ...
Phyllopetalia stictica
Phyllopetalia stictica is a species of dragonfly in family Austropetaliidae. It is endemic to Chile. Its natural habitat is rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Ceratogomphus pictus
Ceratogomphus pictus, the common thorntail is a species of dragonfly in the family Gomphidae. It is found in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and possibly the Democratic Republic ...
Ceratogomphus pictus - Wikipedia
Anisoptera megistocarpa
Anisoptera megistocarpa is a species of plant in the Dipterocarpaceae family. It is found in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Epaulet Skimmer
Orthetrum chrysostigma, the epaulet skimmer, is a species of dragonfly in family Libellulidae. It is found in Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, ...
Epaulet Skimmer - Wikipedia
Choristhemis flavoterminata
Choristhemis flavoterminata, the Yellow-tipped Tigertail, is a species of dragonfly from the family Synthemistidae originating from Queensland, Australia. Yellow-tipped Tigertails prefer a warm, wet c...