About : Dragonflies



http://kids.sandiegozoo.org/ love this site

http://www.bournestreampartnership.org.uk – has good information, especially about extinct species

http://a-z-animals.com/ – another great site for kids

http://www.bugfacts.net – this site has lots of information, click on “Insects” tab and check out the information provided

http://insects.about.com/od/dragonfliesanddamselflies – more interesting snippets of information

http://www.british-dragonflies.org.uk –  another great site

http://www.livescience.com/ oldest fossilized dragonfly

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1260946 – absolutely amazing photos of insects covered in dew.  I’ve mentioned this site in my book about Dragonflies – Book 5, but I encourage you to click on this link to see the most amazing images. They are truly unique and so beautiful.

http://www.animalcorner.co.uk/insects – this site has a sketch of  anatomy of dragonfly and larvae.

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/dragonflies.html – good information

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/dragonfly-facts.html – this is the same site as above, but different information   

http://www.arkive.org – Images of Giant Helicopter Damselfly


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFQBsSF8ktw – Richard Attenborough – 5.57 mins long.

As you would expect from Richard Attenborough, this is a fantastic video to watch. You will learn some interesting facts. It’s 5.58 mins long, but well worth the time. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezq_JWd1Sd8 – Dragonfly Life Cycle – 3.31 mins long

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ29mr7_6Rs –  Dragonfly world – Kenneth Kramm – 3.26 mins long

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbfNAfM4JiA – Tiny Perfect Predators Part 1 – 8.32 mins long (unfortunately the sound volume is a bit low on this recording).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNbTByRGPmI – Dragonflies are incredibly efficient hunters – 1.01 mins long

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGd9t50AOp0 – A Moment With Dragonflies – 2.14 mins long. This is a beautiful video, with an oriental flavour.

DIRECT LINKS TO WEBSITES – these videos have been posted directly on the relevant websites:

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/ – This site has some great information, plus a video – just scroll down to the bottom of the page.

http://listverse.com – several small videos on this website, one of which shows the independent action of a dragonfly’s wing. The site has heaps of information for you to read.  Highly recommended. 

http://www.arkive.org – video of a dragonfly emerging from nymph stage (Video length: 1 minute 23 seconds)