Dragonflies have magnificent colours in body with unique life style and life cycles.
Dragonflies comes under the order “Odonata” and group “Anisoptera”.
Dragonflies are known as living fossils.
Fossils found of dragon flies aged 300 million years old.
In Kerala, abundant Water resources like streams, rivers, lakes etc provide suitable eco system for Dragonflies.
Dragonflies eats mosquitoes and other small insects.
There are 463 species of Dragonflies found in India, and among them 176 species are found in Western ghat region of Kerala.
Pantala flavascense is a migaratory Dragonfly.
It travels from Africa.
After travelling around 11,000 miles distance through land and sea they reach Kerala in the month of August/ September
ie, the month in which Kerala celebrates “Onam”.