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Caudal gill of a dragonfly larva Marek Mis

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Another fact is that adult dragonflies will devour just about anything they can catch. Dragonflies usually eat mosquitoes, bees, gnats, butterflies, termites, and other bugs. When they are in the nymph stage, they eat small fish, tadpoles, mosquito larvae, worms, and aquatic insects.


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There are plenty of streams and waterfalls in the upland areas of Evia and we found a lovely, shady waterfall by a spring, just past the village of Platanistos. At first we thought there were lots of blue butterflies, dancing over the water and then realised they were gorgeous blue-green damselflies. I'm not sure of the exact species, so id would be welcomed. I couldn't get close enough to use my macro lens, so these were taken with the 100-300 and some aren't quite as sharp as I'd…


Wonderful damselfly image by Ondrej Pakan.


Identifying dragonfly larva to family can be challenging. This short video focuses your attention on the key body parts to use to recognize the different families.

'Mercury is a toxic element that can adversely impact human and wildlife health. Scientists are keen on understanding mercury fluxes and quantifying mercury concentrations in our ecosystems. On the leading edge of this is the Dragonfly Mercury Project, a continental scale, citizen science project and collaboration between the University of Maine, the United States Geological Survey, Cornell University, and the National Park System.' A day in the park–tracking mercury with dragonfly larvae: