Dragonflies are beneficial to the garden. Their main food source is insects that can be damaging to plants and annoying to people, including mosquitoes and a variety of flies. You may be able to reduce commercial pesticides and mosquito repellents!
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
Dragonfly's Medicine Includes - Mastery of life on the wing, power of flight, power to escape a blow, understanding dreams, power of light, breaking down illusions, seeing the truth in situations, swiftness, change, transcendence, winds of change, wisdom and enlightenment.
The dragonfly's presence can signal that it’s time for a change. Just like the dragonfly changes colors as it matures, you are called to live and experience yourself differently now and then. Always be open to the evolution of your personal journey and the opportunities that lie in...change.
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.
There are plenty of streams and waterfalls in the upland areas of Evia and we found a lovely, shady waterfall by a spring, just past the village of Platanistos. At first we thought there were lots of blue butterflies, dancing over the water and then realised they were gorgeous blue-green damselflies. I'm not sure of the exact species, so id would be welcomed. I couldn't get close enough to use my macro lens, so these were taken with the 100-300 and some aren't quite as sharp as I'd…