How do dragonflies protect themselves?


8 Responses to “How do dragonflies protect themselves?”

  1. KylieElenstar on May 18th, 2010 1:59 am

    By breathing fire.

  2. Rezxian on May 18th, 2010 2:44 am

    Shotguns and rubber mallots

  3. ovov on May 18th, 2010 2:45 am

    Dragonflies have very good eyesight due to their unique eye structure. Dragonflies have up to 30,000 facets to their compound eyes; each one is a separate light-sensing organ or ommatidium, arranged to give nearly a 360° field of vision.

    It was recently discovered that dragonflies employ a particular optical illusion, termed motion camouflage, to stalk other insects that invade their territory. A dragonfly can move in such a way as to project itself as a stationary object while speedily attacking its victims, new research suggests. These findings illustrate for the first time how dragonflies use complex camouflaging techniques during aerial combat.

  4. dave72879 on May 18th, 2010 3:37 am

    they just fly away from harm!

  5. bobbilee on May 18th, 2010 4:22 am

    With a 44 magnum.:)

  6. vegasbill1963 on May 18th, 2010 4:24 am

    i dont know,but i do want to congradulate you on the most enteresting question i have seen in here so far….ill be checking back time and time again to see the answer.

  7. Rohit S on May 18th, 2010 4:51 am

    Firstly, they use their speed to protect themselves. They can fly very fast. The larvae can swim very fast & can camouflage well. This feature of camouflaging can stay even in some adults.

  8. gerbil31603 on May 18th, 2010 4:54 am

    They have Gerry Spence on Retainer

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