Order Odonatoptera


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There are many species of dragonflies at the South Urals. To shoot them is very difficult. They have keen eyesight and strong wings, as well as good reaction. Movement, and dragonfly flies away.

Dragonflies (imago and larva) are predators (photo A Ц face of predator Aeschna grandis L.). Adult insects catch prey in the air, Photo 3 Ц dragonfly photo (Aeschna grandis L.), catching a bee. Dragonflies eat mosquitoes, flies, but can catch useful insects, as you can see on the photo.

Photo B Ц Dragonfly larva. Photo was made under microscope. Larvae are living under water, therefore, they may be shot only under water or in aquarium.

‘ото 1 и 6 Ц (Sympetrum vulgatum L.) Photo 2 Ц (Sympetrum flaveolum L.) Photo 4 Ц Lestes sp. Photo 5 Ц Sympycna sp.


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