06 November 2014: Dragonflies

Sp. unknown (pos. Neurothemis fulvia?). Photo: Simon Brown

Sp. unknown (pos. Neurothemis fulvia?).
Photo: Simon Brown

Small blog on dragonflies. Just because.

And because they are incredibly beautiful. And because they are incredibly ancient, among the first flying insects. Extinct proto-dragonflies, sometimes called griffenflies, could have up to 70cm wingspans. They lived from the late Carboniferous to the late Permian.

Dragonflies are also the fastest insects, and can fly backwards, which is pretty cool.

Also I’ve got this photo I took in Phuket. Not quite a griffenfly, but pretty nonetheless.

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