Female dragonflies lay eggs in water, often on plants. When laying eggs, some species go under the water to lay their eggs on a surface. The eggs then hatch into nymphs.
Dragonflies are part of the order Odonata, which includes damselflies and dragonflies. They have six legs and two wings, giving them their name. Dragonflies are also called “true flies” because they are not related to bees or wasps (which are part of Diptera).
Dragonflies eat a variety of insects, including small crickets and moths that are attracted to lights at night. They also eat other small animals like worms, snails, and frogs.
Dragonfly nymphs are called “nymphs” because they are very small and look like miniature versions of adult dragonflies. Nymphs spend most of their lives as such and need to find food before they can become adults. Nymphs may eat other insects, spiders, and small animals like frogs and small fish.
Dragonfly adult females are called “males.” Adult males do not live long enough to mate with females, so they do not contribute to population growth in any way. Adult males do not care whether they mate with another male or female as long as there is enough food available for them both during the breeding season, which lasts from March through July each year when females begin laying eggs again after the mating season ends at sunset.
How are dragonflies made?
The process is similar to how butterflies emerge from a caterpillar. As the dragonfly pumps bodily fluids throughout its body, it expands, and the wings harden. After a few hours, a complete adult dragonfly is forms and ready for flight.
Dragonflies are not born in the larval stage—they develop from eggs that are laid by the female. When these eggs hatch, they contain several hundred individual dragonfly larvae. The mother then carries these larvae to the water, where she releases them on her own terms, usually when the temperature is warm enough for them to hatch into adults.
During this time of development, the dragonfly larvae absorb nutrients through their skin and also ingest them through their gills. This process helps them grow larger than they would have been if they had developed in the egg state. Once they’re large enough to emerge from their cocoon, they move toward the light until they reach maturity and can fly away from the water surface where they hatched.”
Do dragonflies lay eggs or give birth?
Dragonflies are one of the most common types of insects in the world, and they are found on every continent except Antarctica. They can be found from near sea level up to 13,000 feet above sea level. Dragonflies have a wing span of up to 6 inches, and they can weigh as much as 1/8 ounce.
Dragonflies are also known as damselflies or “dragons” because their wings resemble those of dragons in Greek mythology. Their wings have a very thin membrane that helps them fly fast and hover in place.
Dragonfly larvae hatch from eggs laid by female dragonflies, which may take several weeks to hatch after being fertilized by male dragonflies who mate with females during the mating season between June and August when it’s warm enough for them to survive outside without freezing to death. The larvae then crawl onto land, where they grow into adults.
Dragonflies are born from eggs, which are laid by the female dragonflies. The eggs are in water and often near vegetation. The eggs hatch when the young dragonflies come out and breathe air for the first time. All dragonflies go through 3 stages of development before they are true flying insects.