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Odonate Biology

Widow SkimmerAs you watch dragonflies and damselflies, you may start to wonder about what makes these fascinating critters tick. In this section we provide you with an introduction to their biology.

I suggest you start with their life cycle, from egg to aquatic larvae to winged insects and back to the egg again. Then you can explore their fascinating behavior. When you are ready, you can learn more about the anatomy and physiology of these insects.

You can also learn a bit about taxonomy and how odonates are classified and named or perhaps you are interested in the history of these ancient creatures.

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