When this woman found an injured dragonfly on the banks of the Willamette River, she tried to feed it a few different ways. Finally one method worked, and the result is surprisingly adorable.

There's something about those big eyes, those cute little legs grabbing for the food and that little, happy mouth -- it makes you forget this guy has more than four limbs! (Source)

Dragonflies are important predators that eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants, wasps, and very rarely butterflies. They are usually found around marshes, lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic. Some 5680 different species of dragonflies (Odonata) are known in the world today.

Though dragonflies are predators, they themselves are subject to predation by birds, lizards, frogs, spiders, fish, water bugs, and even other large dragonflies.

Dragonflies possess six legs (like any other insect), but most of them cannot walk well. Dragonflies are among the fastest flying insects in the world (Via Wikipedia)


Responses to "Hand-Feeding Tiny Dragonfly Is Surprisingly Cute (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    This warms my heart :) Thank you for sharing.

  2. Anonymous says:

    awesome I'm really impressed hope the dragonfly makes a full recovery and bravo to the person who assisted

  3. Anonymous says:

    What if you are an ant lover:-((

  4. Anonymous says:

    And how was the wing many days and how often does it get in the world would a person know what kind of care it needed?

  5. Anonymous says:

    All of the logistics don't really matter here. What is important is the fact that a kind person tried...and apparently, the little guy was injured AND hungry. So at least we know that one of his problems got solved. :)

  6. Unknown says:

    I have a lot of questions. I am sure this person can answer a lot for me. I love dragon flies and I thing this is just amazing.

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