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Captured as is in my own backyard in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada….Better seen fullscreen
Canon XTi, w Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 OS AV 8.0 Shutter Speed 1/500 IS0 400, Shutter Speed 1/400 ISO 400..Focal Length 500mm
A dragonfly is a type of insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera. It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. Dragonflies are similar to damselflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most dragonflies are held away from, and perpendicular to, the body when at rest. Dragonflies possess 6 legs (like any other insect), but most of them cannot walk well.
Dragonflies are valuable predators that eat mosquitoes. They are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands because their larvae, known as “nymphs”, are aquatic.
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