Dragonfly Facts & Trivia

Dragonfly Facts

  • A dragonfly can fly at speeds up to 36 miles per hour.
  • There were huge dinosaur dragonflies that lived 300 million years ago.
  • There are over 5,000 species of dragonflies.
  • Dragonflies are found all over the world except in Australia.
  • A dragonfly’s larval stage can last up to two years.
  • Dragonflies are aquatic and eat just about anything.
  • The compound eye of the dragonfly has as many as 30,000 lenses.
  • Dragonflies as the most masterful insects of flight.
  • Dragonflies will catch their prey while flying.
  • A dragonfly may live up to a year, most do not.
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Odonata
  • Family: Anisoptera

Dragonfly Movies

  • Dragonfly 2002

Dragonfly Songs

  • Dragonfly, by Fleetwood Mac
  • Dragonfly, by Blondie
  • Dragonfly, by The Strawbs
  • Dragonfly, Summer by Michael Franks
  • Dragonfly Classix, by Frank Marino

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