What Do Dragonflies Eat?


Dragonflies are insectivores, which means they eat other insects. However, when they are young, in the nymph stage, they have been known to eat small fish, tadpoles, or anything else small enough for them to catch. Adult dragonflies will eat any insect that they can catch. They will also eat other dragonflies.
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All dragonflies are carnivorous in both their larval and adult stages of life. They generally feed on mosquitoes, midges and other tiny insects such as flies, bees and butterflies. These insets usually catch their prey while it is flying.
Dragonflies are valuable predators that eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants, and butterflies
The dragonfly could be known as the carnivore of the insect world. They are great hunters and feed on other insects. What a dragonfly eats depends on its size; a large dragonfly could eat a tadpole.
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