Dragonflies and Damselflies

Dragonflies and Damselflies

Fliers from the Age of Dinosaurs

Audio version of Dragonflies and Damselflies These insects belong to a group called Odonata. They have long, thin segmented abdomens, striking colours and large wings with networks of delicate veins (1). They begin their lives as eggs laid on vegetation growing in water.  These hatch into larvae which do not pupate.  These are called nymphs. …