Friday, June 17, 2011

Dragonflies: The Devil's Darning Needle

The Dragonfly shares its nickname of "The Devil's Darning Needle" with Clematis virginiana, a vine native to the United States. Dragonflies are quite beautiful and gravitate to water gardens because their larvae, known as nymphs, are aquatic. Next time you're enjoying your pond or other fresh body of water, be sure to appreciate the flight patterns of this amazing creature.










For more information on dragonflies, read "Acrobatic Artisty," a 3-page article with more great photos of dragonflies.

4 comments:

The Sage Butterfly said...

Wow...you got some great shots! I particularly like the green one on the white bud...gorgeous! A great photo tribute to the dragonfly.

Amanda said...

Really lovely photos. We don't seem to get that many in the neck of the woods, and if we certainly don't have these interesting patterns and colours.

Cathy and Steve said...

You have some lovely images of dragonflies. We tend to see more varieties in August, when they are migrating south,

Steve Soper said...

That orange one is wild. Our pond is frequently visited by the type that has the black and white wings pictured above. It's really neat to look at. Great pics.

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