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I saw my first dragon fly yesterday and realised that you rarely see these beautiful insect around anymore.  How can you attractive Dragon flies and what habitat do they need to breed and survive?

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By steve of berwick
10/3/2010 3:32:13 PM

Dragonflies are carnivorous meaning that eat other insects.  One way to ensure there are dragonflies is to have a healthy population of mosquitos around but that introduces another problem.  :)

They also feed on flies, butterflies and bees so if you are trying to attract bees to your garden then dragonflies may be an unwanted pest.

Habitats also range from still waters, which will attract mnosquitos, to running water depending on the species.  Dragonflies are choosy about their habitat and won't live in polluted water.

If you do have dragonflies around then this is a sign of a healthy eco-system because they are very sensitive to pollution.

By Sheryl
8/10/2011 10:07:14 PM

Steve, you need to get your backyard butterfly friendly, lots of rambling bushes with flowers that are good for butterflies.  Also, having some water on hard either in a small pond, birds bowl or just a basin will all help you attract butterflies and dragon flies. 

By Vernon
11/18/2011 5:28:58 PM

Look for plants that have colorful flowers. A variety of plants are needed as some butterflies can feed from flowers where the nectar is deep inside whilst some insects require flowers like daisys where the nectar is easily accessible

By Vernon
11/18/2011 5:28:59 PM

Look for plants that have colorful flowers. A variety of plants are needed as some butterflies can feed from flowers where the nectar is deep inside whilst some insects require flowers like daisys where the nectar is easily accessible

By Vernon
11/18/2011 5:28:59 PM

Look for plants that have colorful flowers. A variety of plants are needed as some butterflies can feed from flowers where the nectar is deep inside whilst some insects require flowers like daisys where the nectar is easily accessible

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