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Migratory movement
Migratory movement
Migratory Movement
Reflections on water in Inwah village, Myanmar
Ravens at Twilight
Salt Flat Irrigation Canal
Raccoons In Bedstuy
Dawn breaks over Gunung Tujuh and Southeast Asia's tallest lake, Sumatra, Indonesia.
The view over Gunung Bromo at sunrise, East Java, Indonesia.
SUE!
Oz from the Toronto Islands
Raindrops and Dragonfly
Honey bees
palestinian sunbird
Lasioglossum
A Tenggerese horseman poses in front of an erupting Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia.
Anthophora Male
Structure of plant flower
Peafowl
Baboon
Beauty of Nature
Survival Fight
Wasp hunting a lepidopteran larave
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Raindrops on a Dragonfly

A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, suborder Anisoptera (from Greek ανισος anisos "uneven" + πτερος pteros, "wings", because the hindwing is broader than the forewing). Adult dragonflies are characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, sometimes with coloured patches, and an elongated body. Dragonflies can be mistaken for the related group, damselflies (Zygoptera), which are similar in structure though usually lighter in build; however, the wings of most dragonflies are held flat and away from the body, while damselflies hold the wings folded at rest, along or above the abdomen. Dragonflies are agile fliers while damselflies have a weaker, fluttery flight. Many dragonflies have brilliant iridescent or metallic colours produced by structural coloration, making them conspicuous in flight. An adult dragonfly eye has nearly 24,000 ommatidia.

TAGS: Bangladesh, Dragonfly, Macro, Nature, Rain, Raindrops, Rainy Day

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Date Taken: 09.2015
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