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What you didn't know about Dragonflys

The Dragonfly Family can be split into two simple groups

HAWKERS

DARTERS & CHASERS

How do they differ?

                                     

The eyes of a Migrant Hawker
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Hawkers are usually bigger, faster flyers with long bodies and a wingspan of approximately 10cm

Spotted Chaser
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Darters and Chasers are usually smaller, fatter and have slightly flattened bodies with a wingspan b

Did you know that?

 

Dragonflies have a spherical shaped head

Their back wings are broader than their front wings

Their Eyes touch covering the back of their heads

At rest, Dragonflies hold their wings open

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By Ashley M. Randall

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