Fascinating fliers with gossamer wings, dragonflies and damselflies are the stars of Louisiana summers
With their gossamer wings and flight skills that would make a top pilot jealous, dragonflies and damselflies are the symbols of Louisiana summer. Dating to prehistoric times, these predators hover and zip, reaching speeds of up to 35 miles per hour, performing aerial maneuvers with ease, flying backwards or lifting off vertically, helicopter style. And, while they look very similar and are both members of the insect order Odonata, dragonflies and damselflies are different...
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