Dragonfly

By: Meriel Bradley

I love seeing dragonflies in the garden, not just for their beauty, but as they patrol back and forth across the garden, I know they are helping keep the mosquito population down.

They start life in the water where the female dragonflies lay their eggs, which will then hatch into nymphs.

They may stay as Nymphs for as long as 24 months before transforming into adult dragonflies.

Keep your garden pesticide-free for a healthy ecosystem.

Quick Facts

Dragonflies were some of the first winged insects to evolve 300 million years ago

Dragonflies are a great natural control of the mosquito population – a single dragonfly can eat 30 to hundreds of mosquitoes per day

Dragonflies lay their eggs in water, and when they hatch, they live underwater for up to two years

They have two sets of wings so they can fly straight up or down, fly backwards or upside down and they can also hover

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