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Young Australian Emerald Dragonfly

When matured the eyes of the Australian Emerald Dragonfly changes colour from brown to emerald.
Dragonflies are found around freshwater ponds, lakes and streams in most parts of the world. They are valuable indicators of environmental well-being. The adult dragonfly breathe through spiracles (holes) in the abdomen. At rest, they spread their wings alongside their body at a 180 degree angle. The shape of the forewings differs to the hind wings, the latter, is wider at the base and have a larger surface. Their eyes touch on top of their head.

 

source: wikipedia, CSIRO, Scienceray, Brisbane Insects, University of Oklahoma, The Independent

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