Asked by: Eudosia Lindstedt
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th June, 2020

How do dragonflies drink?

Dragonflies and their nymphs are voracious predators. They hunt by sight, detecting prey by its movement. Nymphs need food to grow large enough to transform to adults. Adults get much of the water they need from the food they eat, but will drink from water surfaces or droplets of dew.

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Keeping this in view, why do dragonflies tap the water?

It is laying eggs. While damselflies and some dragonflies will settle on vegetation and insert eggs into stalks and other material in or near the water, many dragonflies will fly across the water dipping the end of their abdomens into the water and releasing eggs.

Furthermore, where do dragonflies come from? Fossils of very large dragonfly ancestors in the Protodonata are found from 325 million years ago (Mya) in Upper Carboniferous rocks; these had wingspans up to about 750 mm (30 in). There are about 3,000 extant species. Most are tropical, with fewer species in temperate regions.

Similarly one may ask, what does it mean if you see a dragonfly?

In almost every part of the world, the Dragonfly symbolizes change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realization. The change that is often referred to has its source in mental and emotional maturity and understanding the deeper meaning of life.

What does a dragonfly do with its tail?

Extensions on the tails of some dragonflies provide a reproductive advantage by cleaning out the sperm of competitors from their chosen mate prior to depositing their own sperm.

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