Are dragonflies rare?

Dragonflies are a common species. They are found in many parts of the world and can be seen in many places. Dragonflies usually fly around ponds, rivers, lakes, and the ocean.

Dragonflies belong to the order Odonata which means ‘tail-wiggler.’ They have two pairs of wings and also have four legs. Their abdomen is long and thin, like a leaf. In some species, their wings have gold or silver edges which give them an elegant appearance.

Dragonflies are mostly nocturnal creatures that hunt for small animals such as midges and other insects with their mouthparts called mandibles (which have sharp teeth). They use their long slender bodies to hunt for prey by flying around at speeds up to 55mph (88 km/h).

Dragonflies are more likely to occur in tropical or subtropical regions than temperate zones, so they are quite widespread. However, some species are rarer than others. Some dragonflies have ranges that extend into temperate countries such as Australia, while others inhabit only the tropics or sub-tropics.

The dragonfly is a popular insect, so I was surprised to learn that no dragonflies are a common species. Dragonflies are aquatic insects with long slender bodies and wingspans that are between 0.3 and 1.2 meters (1–4 ft). Most have brightly colored wings, which may be translucent or mottled with black or brown spots. The largest species can grow over 10 cm (4 in) long, while the smallest ones only reach around 8 mm (0.3 in).

There are around 300 species of dragonfly in the world, but only about 20 of these are native to North America. They live mostly in temperate regions of both hemispheres except for those found in Australia and New Zealand, which are classified as belonging to their own suborder.

The largest group of dragonflies is the family Aeshnidae which contains more than 400 species in 70 genera, and roughly half of these occur in North America alone.

Are any dragonflies endangered?

Hine’s emerald dragonfly has been an endangered species since the year 1995. The reason behind its endangerment is that it has become extinct due to the loss of habitat. This dragonfly is known to be found in the areas of southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico.

The Hine’s emerald dragonfly is a small, medium-sized dragonfly that is green with yellow markings on its wings. It has legs and a long tail that extends beyond its body. The male has two pairs of wings with black veins running through them, while females have one pair of wings that are brownish-black in color. It lives in streams and rivers throughout its range.

 Then he was able to identify it as a new species, which he called “Hine’s emerald dragonfly.” It has green legs and wings, a yellow body with black spots at the base of each wing, and a red head and thorax. Adult males have long tails while females have short seats.

The Hine’s emerald dragonfly lives in wetlands such as marshes or wet meadows, where they lay their eggs on plants such as cattails or reeds during the spring months before they hatch into larvae. These larvae feed on aquatic plants and other invertebrates until they reach adulthood, at which point they begin looking for mates and laying eggs in late summer or early fall when there are large populations of mosquito fish around for them to prey upon.


Dragonflies can be found in many places. They are considered to be a very common species. Dragonflies can mostly be found around ponds, rivers, lakes, and the ocean. There are around 5000 species of dragonflies that have been identified around the world today.

As you can see, they are not “rare.” Dragonflies are one of the most commonly seen insects. They are often found around lakes, ponds, and rivers. Many people who have a backyard will have seen them indoors as well.

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