What Eats Dragonflies?


Dragonflies prefer eating the larvae of other insects that live in the water, in particular mosquito larvae. They also eat other types of flies and at times the honey bee. By using a basket-like arrangement of their legs, dragonflies are capable of catching and eating bugs while they are flying.
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Dragonflies are eaten by birds, lizards, fish, spiders and carnivorous insects. They sometimes are eaten by other, larger dragonflies.
The known predators of dragonflies are: frogs, fish, and large spiders together with insect-eating birds. Immature dragonflies stay away from their predators by hiding and jetting away if they have to, while the adults avoid predators with their speedy and agile flight.
Dragonflies have a several natural enemies and they include: birds, big species of spiders, frogs, toads and large species of dragonflies. The dragonfly has compound eyes that do not exactly see but rather sense.
Dragonflies are preyed on by a variety of animals. The flycatchers, kingbirds, blackbird’s team up with swifts, swallows and martins to feast on adult dragonflies. As many dragonflies and damselflies are active at dusk and dawn, bats, whippoorwills, and nighthawks are added to the list of vertebrate dragonfly predators.
Dragonflies are mostly eaten by frogs, fish, and birds. They might also fall prey to other insects and dragonflies. In the larval stage they live in water which leaves them vulnerable to all kinds of aquatic animals. You can find more information here: http://flying-insects.suite101.com/article.cfm/what_dragonflies_eat_and_what_eats_them
As adults, dragonflies don't have very many predators. They are sometimes eaten by spiders, robber flies, frogs, lizards and some birds. You can find more information here: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthropoda/uniramia/odonatoida.html
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