The silhouette of a dragonfly
distinctive due to their lack of tails and bulging abdomen, which is wider than the rest
of the body. They are carnivorous, and their rapid movement is assisted by forceful expulsion of
water from their rectal chamber.
Adults are large, brightly colored, and have large compound eyes meeting on top of
the head. They hold their clear wings outstretched to the side when at rest.
Created: 08/04/2004 Last modified: 05/21/2010