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Dragonflies and mantises A-Z

Antlion   A winged insect with a dull-coloured body and net-like wings. Antlion larvae feed on ants, which they trap in conical pits, dug into sandy ground. 

Clubtail dragonfly   A dragonfly with a club-shaped body and wide-set eyes. Its nymphs burrow into mud on stream beds. 

Cruiser dragonfly   A dragonfly with short, stiff wings that enable it to “cruise” for long periods, searching for prey. It may have yellow markings on its dark abdomen. 

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