Archive for the 'Study of Dragonflies' Category

The study of dragonflies

Friday, July 5th, 2013

The study of dragonflies, and sometimes damselflies, is called Odonatology. Dragonflies are referred to as Odonates. Watching Dragonflies Though watching odonates is easily done with the naked eye, a pair of close focusing binoculars will definitely make it easier. Though some species can easily be identified, some others need to be caught and closely examined [...]

How to control dragonflies

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Dragonflies are beautiful insects that belong to the order Odonata, along with damselflies. Dragonflies are predators that normally eat insects. They normally inhabit places near water – ponds, rivers, streams, and lakes – because their larvae, known as “nymphs,” are aquatic. Though adult dragonflies neither bite nor sting people, nymphs can sting at times. Though [...]

Areas with high concentration of dragonflies

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

The best place to look for dragonflies is in their natural habitat. A habitat will have to consist of several factors for it to be ideal, providing food and water, as well as space for various types of animals, plants and insects to interact and survive. Here are some of the types of habitat that [...]

Plants which attract dragonflies

Monday, April 29th, 2013

If you want to attract dragonflies to your home, you’ll have to create a home for them too. A manmade pond is great for dragonflies, provided it’s well balanced and suitable for dragonflies in the egg and nymph stages. Make sure that your pond is a proper depth – not so deep that plants can’t [...]

Different Types of Dragonflies

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Dragonflies belong to the order Odonata, along with damselflies. Dragonflies are known as Anisoptera, while damselflies are known as Zygoptera. Dragonfly Families Skimmers The dragonflies belonging to the libellulidae family are the skimmers and perchers. They can be found in nearly all areas inhabitable by dragonflies in North America, though not the extreme north areas [...]