Longest distance flier

On March 08

Longest distance flier

A dragonfly measures  1.5 inches was world's greatest long distance flier a range of 4,400 miles or more across open oceans.

 

Adult dragonflie characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of  transparent wings with coloured patches , elongated body,the wings  are held flat away from the body, damselflies hold the wings folded .Fossils of dragonfly ancestors in the Protodonata  found 325 million years ago.

 

The humble Globe Skimmer  flit from one continent to another ,populations in locations of Texas, eastern Canada, Japan, Korea, India, and South America.Globe Skimmers need  water to mate ,lay their eggs and i they spot a fresh water pool created by a rainstorm ,on an island or in the middle of a vast ocean .

 

They dive earthward and use those pools to mat they are powerful and agile fliers,  migrating across oceans, move in any direction, and change direction suddenly. They have brilliant iridescent , metallic colours produced by structural coloration make  conspicuous in flight. Their coloration is  a combination of yellow, red, brown, and black pigments structural colours. They  Eat mosquitoes,  small insects like flies, bees, ants, wasps, and  butterflies. They  found around marshes, lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands there larvae, known as "nymphs".

 

There life span of a dragonfly can vary from a few months to around 7 years.After the eggs are  hatched and the babies are mature  to fly in just a few weeks - the new dragonflies join the swarm's intercontinental .This species can migrate from  14,000 to 18,000 kilometers in searches for pools to lay its eggs.



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