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The Dragonfly

  1. 1. The Dragonfly<br />By: Jennifer Quezada<br />
  2. 2. Fast Facts<br />Dragonflies belong to 28 insect orders.<br />Their skeleton is in the outside of their body.<br />Dragonflies are found worldwide.<br />They have four elongated wings, a mouth, and two short antennaes.<br />Dragonflies are ancient flying insects.<br />
  3. 3. Mouth Part<br />Dragonflies eat other animals.<br />Dragonflies use its labial mask (lower lip)to grab prey.<br />Dragonflies eat small insects including small frogs.<br /><br />mouth<br />
  4. 4. Body Description<br />Dragonflies have bodies.<br />It has a head, a thorax, a abdomen, six legs, and lastly two antennae.<br />A dragonflies' head is larger compared to its body.<br />
  5. 5. Head <br />Dragonflies have five senses just like humans.<br />Dragonflies use its eyes on its head to see things that humans cannot.<br />When nymphs (baby dragonflies) can’t find food they use their antennae from the top of its head to find food. <br />
  6. 6. Thorax/ abdomen<br />A dragonfly has a thorax and a abdomen.<br />The thorax of the dragonfly is located near its head.<br />The abdomen of a dragonfly is located at the bottom of the dragonfly. <br />thorax<br /><br /><br />abdomen<br />
  7. 7. Unusual Characteristic<br />Back in the carboniferous period the wingspan of dragonflies were 76cm, now there about 2.5 cm.<br />Dragonflies get their body tempeture from their environment.<br />Dragonflies wingspan determines their size. <br />
  8. 8. Life Cycle <br />Dragonflies lay there eggs in water.<br />Nymphs then spend some time in the water to continue its metamorphosis.<br />Once nymphs shed there skin, they spend there rest of their life out of the water.<br />nymphs<br />eggs<br />Adult<br />

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