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Speedy and elusive dragonflies and damselflies resemble jet fighters on maneuvers

Unlike a damselfly, a dragonfly keeps it wings spread wide when it takes a rest. This dragonfly is a Twelve-Spotted Skimmer.
Unlike a damselfly, a dragonfly keeps it wings spread wide when it takes a rest. This dragonfly is a Twelve-Spotted Skimmer.
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How do you catch a dragonfly? “You have to have a good eye and a fast hand,” says Anne Donnelly, a volunteer naturalist at the Landis Arboretum in Esperance. At a pond crowded with cattails and punctuated with the grunts and plops of green frogs, Donnelly demonstrates her insect-snatching skills. Setting her sight on a dragonfly zipping low over the water, she grips the long handle of her net and swipes the air with a ...


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