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Invertebrates | Arthropoda | Insects | Coleoptera | Dytiscus marginalis | Great Diving Beetle - Larvae

Pretty wings, looks like a skirt!

Dragonflies were some of the first winged insects to evolve, some 300 million years ago. Modern dragonflies have wingspans of only two to five inches, but fossil dragonflies have been found with wingspans of up to two feet.

Nemoptera is a Palearctic genus of insects of the family Nemopteridae or spoonwings. All species are diurnal with an exclusively floral diet, preferring to fly in open spaces in full sunshine while visiting flowers. They can be recognized by their very long hind wing prolongations. By Jo Williams