When it rains dragon flies are all around. My garden is full of dragon flies when it rains and also because of the waterlily tubs here. However, they cannot lay their eggs here as I keep changing the water frequently. These insects keep mosquitoes at bay.
I have always wondered why this insect is called a dragon fly and I learned this fact which I thought I will share with you as you see the image.
The name dragon fly is comes from the Roman name 'Drac' for devil, however it was wrongly translated to dragon instead of devil or drac and it became dragon fly. Hmm, devil fly isn't a great name either for these harmless creatures. Did you know this before? I didn't.
The scientific name for dragon fly is Anisoptera meaning toothed one.
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