Dragonflies and damselflies are seen on warm summer days near ponds. But they live most of their lives up to two years as aquatic nymphs and only spend a few days or weeks ‘on the wing.’
Dragonfly larvae molt their shells between 5 and 15 times before them emerge as dragonflies.
Curious and want to know more? Visit the website of the British Dragonfly Society: This group works to increase public understanding and awareness of dragonflies and damselflies, including their conservation. Their site covers all dragonfly-related topics, from their origins 300 million years ago to their species distributions across Britain today.
The beautiful dragonfly shown in the photo above was identified as a Female Black-tailed Skimmer dragonfly