Thursday, 22 October 2009

Mosquitoes Run from this Guy "Maybe"

Anax junius:,  Green Darner Dragon-fly

Most dragonflies hunt during the daytime, when it is sunny and warm. Most mosquitoes remain hidden in the daytime, so they’re not a major food item for most dragonflies. Nymphs will eat mosquito larvae, but most nymphs live in permanent water bodies, while mosquitoes breed mainly in temporary waters. Mosquitoes can have several generations in one summer, so their populations can rise dramatically in a short time. Dragonflies have only one generation each year, so their numbers cannot increase to match mosquito populations. Dragonflies are an important part of wetland ecosystems, but they can’t control mosquito numbers. In nature, the availability of prey usually limits predator populations, not the other way around.

Okay so all said not the Mosquito killer we think it is, but it is one of a number of front line attackers in the war against Mosquitoes.


  1. Just curious, what camera and lens do you use for your pictures? I use a Nikon D3000 with standard lens

  2. dear sonny...i would like to say that this is a pretty insect but i just can't.
    i wouldn't want to meet this guy in any open alley! terry

  3. The Bunny Chronicles. The Camera I use is a Canon Rebel Didital EOS XT 10 mg. I have a large range of lens for it all Canon ranging from a Macro to Telescopic 1,500 mm. The one I use primarily is the Canon 18-200 mm. Which is my favourite for the garden and general pictures. Most pis here are with that lens.

  4. Very cool! Thanks for the info, thanks also for the follow :)