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Did you know dragonflies have been in existence for over 300 million years. Long before the dinosaurs walked the earth, Griffenflies, which were their prehistoric ancestors, flew the skies. The largest dragonfly fossil found had a wingspan of 2 ½ feet.

This lovely creature is a Variegated Flutterer, which is a lovely name for this distinctive dragonfly in Hong Kong.

Its forewings and hindwings have a distinct pattern of black and yellow and it they are quite unmistakable in their flight as they fly more like a butterfly than a dragonfly.

Variegated Flutterers can be found gliding in large groups during and at the end of summer.


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