Dragonflies – Varmints – 92

Dragonflies!

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Thanks so much to Andrea Freitas for the recommendation this week. You can hear her on the Feast on History podcast here on BCS and read her blog A Measured Life here!

It’s not just that they flap, it’s how they flap that makes the wings of dragonflies so unique and wonderful.

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Look at those asynchronous little marvels of nature! Wow!

Who’s the deadliest hunter on the planet? With 350 million or so years under their belts, it’s these guys. Dragonflies are beautiful but they are also stone cold killers.

Dainty, glittery and pretty and the most brutally effective hunter on the planet.

The quality is janky but it’s a free YouTube video. Also David Attenborough is the man. Courtesy of YouTube user Vashti Neal:

This is also an excellent documentary about the world of dragonflies! Courtesy of YouTube user The Secrets of Nature:

Want to attract dragonflies to your backyard? You can! It’s relatively cheap and easy.

Here are some plans for a smaller house box ~or~ you can create your own backyard pond!

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Thanks, hooman!

If that wasn’t enough, dragonflies have the longest migration of any animal on the planet!

Globe skimmers (Pantala flavescens)

Seriously though after about 7 hours on a road trip I’m looking for the nearest hotel not gonna lie.

Now you know even more about dragonflies than you did this morning! What do you think of them? We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, or just drop us a line about anything at varmintspodcast@gmail.com! We might even read your email on the show.

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All music is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Featured image “Caballito del Diablo (Zygoptera)” was taken by Frayle and was listed as Public Domain at the time these show notes were prepared.
Image “Red swampdragon (Agrionoptera insignis allogenes)” was taken by Graham Winterflood and is used with a Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
About our voice actors:
Kari McGinnis runs Blazing Caribou Studios and is a co-host on the podcasts Feast On History and Trivia Geeks Live.
Chris Braaten runs the Podfix Network and is a co-host on More Gooder Than.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
Andrea Freitas runs the A Measured Life blog and is a co-host on the Feast On History podcast.
Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe.