Monday, June 30, 2008

Extraordinary Monday - Dragonflies

Last week, a few very cool stationery items appeared on random desks at work. With it, a little note that carried a dragonfly icon. That got me thinking, I do like dragonflies a lot and I like to think that they are magical creatures. Many of us find them to be interesting motifs for patterns. BUT how many of us actually know much about these fascinating insects?

Here are a few facts:
- they spend up to 5 years (depending on the species) of their early life underwater!
- when the larvae is ready, it sheds its outer layers and emerge from the water.
- they eat HUGE amounts of gnats and mosquitoes. (I love this fact about dragonflies!!)

Anyway, so if you see a dragonfly fly past you next time, think about how extraordinary these insects are!

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