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Being a sponsor of an animal in need is so rewarding. Audrey the porcupine survived being hit by a car. After some love and care Audrey returned to the wild on October 13th. She got her favorite treat (corn) as a goodbye gift. Bon voyage Audrey. ❤
This is dedicated to my friend @thebostonlass and her love for dragonflies❤️🥰😘🤗 Ground Skimmer (Diplacodes trivialis)Swipe Right➡️For A Closer Shot
There are more than 5,000 known species of dragonflies, all of which (along with damselflies) belong to the order Odonata, which means “toothed one” in Greek and refers to the dragonfly’s serrated teeth.
Dragonflies have been around for 300 million years. Prehistoric dragonflies were much larger and could have a wingspan of 2 feet.
Despite having 6 legs, the dragonfly doesn't walk very well. It is a great flyer, however. Dragonflies can hover in one place, fly extremely fast, and even fly backwards. They are some of the fastest flying insects in the world reaching speeds of over 30 miles per hour.
Dragonflies, which eat insects as adults, are a great control on the mosquito population. A single dragonfly can eat 30 to hundreds of mosquitoes per day.