Dragonfly on plant
Dragonfly (Anisoptera) Photo Credit: Frank Cone

Feeding Habits: Dragonflies are agile predators, feeding on a variety of insects, including mosquitoes, moths, bees, butterflies, and even other dragonflies. Larvae eat aquatic insects and also small tadpoles and fish.

Unique Features: Dragonfly’s four wings move independently, allowing them to move in all directions and even hover in place. Dragonflies lay eggs in the water, and their larva live underwater for up to five years, which is longer than an adult lives above water.

Cultural Significance: The Salish word for dragonfly is xʷǝt̕ǝ́lqs