Why Are There Dragonflies Swarming In My BackYard?
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Question by Lacy Fasky: Why Are There Dragonflies Swarming In My BackYard?
I look outside my window and there is about 100 or so dragonflies flying by my window and my whole backyard. and these suckers are huge ha. But they aren’t anywhere else except my backyard??? why? can someone please tell me why these insects are swarming?? oh and it rained about two days ago??
Answer by Diane
Dragonflies are attracted to water sources. Perhaps you have containers, pots, or even lawn furniture that trapped some of the rain water. The late summer is also a time when many insects breed and lay winter-hardy eggs, and that may account for a heavier-than average dragonfly swarm.
But, they don’t hurt anything and their iridescent wings are lovely! I’m envious of your swarm.
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