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Jun 12, 2021 06:55:41   #
thomas Loc: ottawa canada
 
I never knew that dragonflies would eat a wasp until I came across this!



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Jun 12, 2021 07:10:10   #
srscary Loc: Cary, NC
 
Wow!

-- Ronnie

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Jun 12, 2021 07:12:11   #
ecobin Loc: Paoli, PA
 
Super shot!

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Jun 12, 2021 07:39:03   #
Architect1776 Loc: In my mind
 
thomas wrote:
I never knew that dragonflies would eat a wasp until I came across this!



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Jun 12, 2021 07:42:33   #
docshark Loc: Long Neck, DE
 
This is a great shot Thomas. Well done. Yes they will eat most anything they can catch even things much larger than themselves. I just got back from a dragonfly survey in Florida and got pictures of Pondhawks eating dragon and damselflies. I also have a picture of a Dragonhunter that has a hummingbird on the ground by the neck. Beautiful but vicious.
>i< Doc

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Jun 12, 2021 08:05:48   #
rmm0605 Loc: Atlanta GA
 
thomas wrote:
I never knew that dragonflies would eat a wasp until I came across this!


Neither did I!

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Jun 12, 2021 08:52:35   #
Abo Loc: Victoria Australia
 
Good one

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Jun 12, 2021 13:50:37   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Outstanding shot!

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Jun 13, 2021 06:20:06   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
thomas wrote:
I never knew that dragonflies would eat a wasp until I came across this!


Outstanding capture

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Jun 13, 2021 06:50:13   #
nimbushopper Loc: Tampa, FL
 

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Jun 13, 2021 08:39:21   #
raymondh Loc: Walker, MI
 
!!

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Jun 13, 2021 09:35:33   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
Me either. Great capture.

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Jun 13, 2021 13:24:18   #
AviRoad Loc: Westchester County, NY
 
docshark wrote:
I also have a picture of a Dragonhunter that has a hummingbird on the ground by the neck. Beautiful but vicious.
>i< Doc


THIS is what the Internet says is a "Dragon hunter"...What kind are you referring to? I'm really curious!


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Jun 13, 2021 14:28:14   #
docshark Loc: Long Neck, DE
 
AviRoad wrote:
THIS is what the Internet says is a "Dragon hunter"...What kind are you referring to? I'm really curious!


Well sir a Dragonhunter (Hagenius brevistylus) is a large dragonfly that is very aggressive. They will attack and eat most anything that they can catch. They are called dragonhunters because one of their prey sources is large darners. Below is a dragonhunter I shot surveying dragonflies in central Florida last week.
>i< Doc


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Jun 13, 2021 14:55:44   #
Paul Diamond Loc: Atlanta, GA, USA
 
Yummmmmy.

They will eat almost anything they can catch. But, I only recently learned that dragonflys are food for swifts and other 'bug hunters'.

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