Dragonflies
                                                       by:Tiffany
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Introduction
On sunny days and dark nights, dragonflies roam the pond.  Dragonflies come in many different colors, shapes, and sizes. There are many different facts about them and I had a chance to learn and read more  about them.  Maybe after you read what I found out about them, you might want to learn more about them on your own time.  If you want to learn more about them, you can because they are very interesting. I think you would really enjoy taking your spare time and learning about a fascinating insect just like I did.


 

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FAQs
 

Where do dragonflies live?
Dragonflies live in ponds, marshes, swamps and woods. Dragonflies live in wetlands .There are nerly 5,000 types of dragonflies.

How do dragonflies  fly?
Dragonflies are the best flying insects.  Some can fly at sixty miles per hour. Dragonflies are creatures of the air.  Their legs are so close together that they can not walk, so they fly very well and very fast.  Their wings beat up to 16,000 times a minute! They also catch their prey in the air.

What do dragonflies eat?
In two hours, the dragonfly can eat its weight in tiny little insects smaller than them. They like flies the best. Dragonflies prey on other flying insects. 

What is the dragonfly's life cycle?
When dragonflies lay their eggs, they lay them on plants near quiet streams.  The dragonfly nymphs hatch out of  the eggs and they live in the water.Nymphs have gills so they can breathe under water.  When the nymph is ready to molt for the first time, it climbs out of the water onto a reed.  Then its exoskeleton splits behind the head and down its back, and the adult dragonfly pulls itself out.  The adult dragonfly has to dry its wings before it can fly.

Parts of the dragonflies
The parts of the dragonfly are the legs, the antennae,the head, wings, and the thorax.The mouth has adapted for biting.

What do dragonflies look like?
The dragonfly has a long slim body, and two sets of wings with a complicated pattern of veins. They are two to three centimeters long and have very big compound eyes and six legs. 

How long do they live?
Adult dragonflies live for a few years, and little dragonflies live for about 7 years before becoming an adult.  Dragonflies are one of the most ancient insects in the world

Why do people like dragonflies?
The beautiful dragonflies helps keep the mosquito population low.
 
 

 

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WOW! Facts
 
The smallest dragonfly is 15mm long.
 

The dragonflies belong to the phylum,or a catergory,called athropoda.
 

Its scientific class is called hexapod because all insects have six jointed legs.
 

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