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More Dragonflies

Following my post of yesterday, with more dragonflies taken at Kadoorie Farm and Botanical Gardens last week.

  • When first hatched, the larva or nymphs live in the water for around a year. Once they leave the water and begin to fly, they only live for around a month.

  • Some people in South East Asia like to eat them for a snack.

  • Having a dragonfly land on your head is considered good luck.


  • Groups of dragonflies are called swarms.

  • Watching dragonflies, similar to bird watching, is called oding which comes from the order classification odonata.

  • Predators that eat dragonflies include fish, ducks, birds, and water beetles.


  • They need to warm up in the sun during the morning before taking off and flying for most of the day.

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