Emperor dragonfly

Emperor dragonfly

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Credit: SIMON BOOTH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Emperor dragonfly (Anax imperator) resting on a fern. Dragonflies are an ancient order of carnivorous, winged insects. They are superb flyers, being able to both hover and fly backwards. Also known as the blue emperor, this is one of the largest dragonflies in Europe, averaging 7.8 centimetres in length. Photographed in the UK.

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