DRAGONFLY is a large, colourful, spiny-legged flying INSECT, of the order Odonata, commonly seen swooping low across the surface of a pond or perching elegantly on vegetation beside the water. There are 85 species in BC, divided into 2 suborders, the true dragonflies (Anisoptera) and the damselflies (Zygoptera). True dragonflies have large, compound eyes that occupy almost the entire head, an elongate abdomen and a biting mouth; as aquatic larvae, they breathe through gills located near the...

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