Do dragonflies have stingers?

Dragonflies don’t have stings. They are not a type of insect known for their stingers.

Dragonflies are a large group of insects that include many different species. These insects have wings that have six primary veins and three secondary veins, making them look like they have six wings. They also have compound eyes with many lenses and each eye consists of several areas that work together to see things in 3D space.

Dragonflies do not have any stinging parts on their bodies, though some species do have venomous spines on their legs that look like hairs but are actually hollow tubes from the body to the tail.

The hollow tubes are filled with a liquid that can cause pain and irritation when touched by skin or clothing. Some species of dragonflies also use these needles as part of their mating ritual; during courtship, males will try to insert the needles into an area on the female’s body where it will not harm her but will make her feel uncomfortable enough for her to leave him alone until he removes his needle by pulling it out with another part of his body (such as his abdomen).

Dragonflies don’t have stingers. There are about 2,000 species of dragonflies worldwide, and only a few of them have stingers.

Dragonflies are classified into two groups: the Odonata family and the Anisoptera family. The Odonata family includes damselflies and dragonflies, while the Anisoptera family contains skimmers and moths.

The most common types of stinging insects are bees and wasps, which can be found in many parts of the world. Dragonflies aren’t known to have stinging abilities at all.

Do dragonflies sting with their tails?

Dragonflies don’t sting people or prey because, well, they don’t have anything to sting with. The stinger at the tip of their tails is actually a modified wing. The dragonfly’s body is not armed with any weapons or defenses, so it relies on its ability to fly and its quickness to escape from predators.

Dragonflies are found in most parts of the world; they can be found in warm and cold climates alike and live in all types of habitats, from grasslands to forests to deserts.

Dragonflies usually hover near ponds or lakes where they can easily spot their prey — insects and other small animals — which then get trapped in their sticky threadlike tongue that connects their mouth and stomach area (much like a mosquito).

Do dragonflies sting humans?

Dragonflies can be quite vicious when they’re hungry, but they don’t have any poison glands that they would use to attack a potential meal. Their mouths are lined with tiny needles called teeth, but these aren’t sharp enough to penetrate human skin.

Dragonflies have no stinger, a trait that has given them the reputation of being one of the most dangerous insects in North America.

The myth is based on the fact that dragonflies do not sting people or prey because they do not have anything to sting with. This is true, but it doesn’t mean they don’t hurt people.

Dragonflies can deliver an irritating bite that causes pain, swelling, and redness at the site of contact. The affected person may also experience nausea and vomiting.


Dragonflies do not sting, but some other types of insects do. The word “stinger” is often used for any creature with a sharp, pointed structure that can be used to deliver an injury. More specifically, it’s often associated with spiders, bees, and scorpions. Some butterfly pupae also possess stingers.

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