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Interesting Nature Facts #5 – Dragonflies

by | Apr 9, 2018

One of the fastest and most maneuverable of the world’s winged insects, the dragonfly uses a method of catching prey called “hawking” where the dragonfly forms a basket with its hairy legs, scooping and eating up to 300 flying mosquitos every day of its week-long adult life.

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Interesting Nature Facts is a series about the flora, fauna and places that make North America so amazing. Posts include nature photos that are short & sweet, and all about the native and naturalized wildlife that is all around us with just one or two interesting nature facts that you might not know about. If you want to find out even more, simply click on the image or links above!

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