Dragonfly

Category: Miscellaneous

Scientific Name: Anisoptera

Identification:

Color: Varies

Size: 1-4 inches long

Region: Found throughout the world

Lifespan: 7 months

Important Considerations:

  • Dragonflies are attracted to water. If you have a pond, stream, or pool, dragonflies have a higher likelihood of living on your property.
  • Although the typically live outside, dragonflies occasionally enter homes through open windows or doors.
  • For the most part, dragonflies are actually beneficial to have on your property. However, if they are congregating in large numbers they can become a nuisance that requires pest control.

 

Where to Find Them on Your Property?

Dragonflies are typically found near water. If you have them on your property, they will often be found flitting about around pools, streams, ponds, or birdbaths.