Dragonfly

DragonflyAbout Dragonfly: It is an aerial predator insect most commonly found near freshwater habitats throughout most of the world.

Habitat: Most species of dragonflies live in the tropics and particularly in the rainforests.

Characteristics: The value of dragonflies lies in their beauty and distinctive colours. This makes them valuable subjects for research on insect behaviour, both for ecology and art.

Threats: The rapid destruction of their habitat poses a direct threat to their survival making their conservation urgent.

Significance: Dragonflies act as important bio-indicators of the ecological health of an area. As they feed on mosquitoes and other insects that are vectors to life-threatening diseases like Malaria and Dengue.

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