Believe it or not, dragonflies are an exceptional means in which to get rid of those bugs that keep bugging you.
However, experts believe that 15% of North America’s dragonflies are in danger of extinction.
So how do you help a bug that that helps you? Simple. You learn a little about them to determine what they eat and how to keep them safe.
Start with a little dragonfly trivia. The term dragon-fly was first put into use in 1626 in a published work by Francis Bacon.
Prior to that title, dragonflies had a vast array of names which included: adder bolt, snake doctor, and horse stinger.
That last label was quite misleading, as dragonflies do not bite or sting. And that’s true, unless of course they are feeding, at which point they use their strong mandibles to chew on their prey.
So just what do dragonflies eat? [Read more…]