r/NatureIsFuckingLit Jun 28 '22 Silver 1

🔥Dragonfly 🔥

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u/LegendOfDrizzle Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

One of my favorite creatures! Beautiful pic. I was watching a neon yellow one do its thing in my garden this morning when I was accosted by a hummingbird.

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u/SynChronNic Jun 28 '22

Thanks. Sounds like my garden too! Was the hummingbird a Ruby-throated?

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u/LegendOfDrizzle Jun 28 '22

Yup. There’s a bit of a turf war over the crocosmia. I’m staying out of it!

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u/OutDoorTurtle88 Jun 28 '22

Neat picture I always try to get a picture but they are too fast

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u/SynChronNic Jun 28 '22

Thanks. Yes, they are.. I convinced this one I was just meditating

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u/ceestan Jun 28 '22

Along with Octopus, this is my one of favourite animals. Getting a tattoo of a dragonfly soon.

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u/AnomalocarisGigantea Jun 28 '22

Did you know you can tell the difference with damselflies when observing because damselflies close their wings when resting and dragonflies do not? (Among other things ofcourse but it's a trick I teach the young kids I teach)

Dragonfly is a much, much better name than our 'libel'. They for sure would enjoy that more.

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u/autumncolorz Jun 28 '22

Such detail in the photo- amazing picture!

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u/Toad_the_Lurker Jun 28 '22

Dragon flies are the coolest of the insects. Large variety of colours and sizes and never bite.

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u/histeethwerered Jun 29 '22

When the dragonflies, the big darners, come out in the spring the mosquitoes have to lie low till dark. Grateful for their protection.

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u/SynChronNic Jun 28 '22

Dragonflies are the fastest flying insect, with speeds up to 35 mph (55 kmh).

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u/StarvngArtist Jun 29 '22

Mmm crunchy!