http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Dragonfly#p00bkv5b

I came across the BBC NATURE Wildlife website and it have several little clips about dragonfly’s from different documentaries. These were nice little snippets and i took away a few names of different species of the insect.

Emperor dragonfly

Common Club-tail

Norfolk hawker

The mentioned male and female dragonflies, I just assumed they were gyandromorphic (both male and female). I don’t know why I just didn’t think of them being one or the other sex. So a little further investigation into this shows that the difference between male and female is the color. The males are a lot more brightly and vibrantly colored than the females, a bit like peacocks. They live in wet and damp areas such as rivers and lay eggs in the water. They hatch as larvae and live in the water until the are ready to shed the old larvae skin and hatch above water as a dragonfly.

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