Deep in the sun-searched growths the dragonfly
Hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky.
~Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Do you know the difference between dragonflies and damselflies? Sometimes they are both referred to as "dragonflies," so it can be confusing. Damselflies have very slender bodies and their wings are together (closed) when they are resting. Dragonflies' wings are outstretched at rest. The San Diego Zoo has a page about them.
Eine Libelle - A Dragonfly - Libélula - Libellule
K. Günter Sturm
Skimming over my wife's flowers
by Joel Haas, sculptor
by Gustave Moreau
Developed by CIA’s Office of Research and Development in the 1970s, this micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was the first flight of an insect-sized aerial vehicle (Insectothopter).
by Dave Emerson
by Dan Machold
Taken at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, TX
Art car, Seattle, Washington
by Joe Mabel
One more quote:
Clouds of insects danced and buzzed in the golden autumn light, and the air was full of the piping of the song-birds. Long glinting dragon-flies shot across the path, or hung tremulous with gauzy wings and gleaming bodies.
~Arthur Conan Doyle
Citizen Science in the Classroom: Monitoring Dragonflies
Migratory Dragonfly Partnership