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2007-08-20 00:21:16

By R. Sittamparam KOTA TINGGI: Environmentalists on a river clean-up exercise at the Gunung Panti Bird Sanctuary stumbled on a rare find - the world's largest dragonfly. An environmentalist from the Malaysian Nature Society Johor branch (MNSJ) photographed the insect whose wing span at 18cm is as large as that of the common sparrow. The dragonfly is just one of the many sights that can greet visitors to the world-renowned sanctuary known as Bunker Trail. The sanctuary is due to be...


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New Zealand Bush Giant Dragonfly, Uropetala carovei
2013-07-30 13:37:57

The New Zealand bush giant dragonfly (Uropetala carovei) is a species of dragonfly that is native to New Zealand. It can be found in woodland and scrubland areas with still and isolated water sources like seepage and streams. The New Zealand bush giant dragonfly reaches an average length of 3.3 inches and is typically black and yellowish in color. It is a slow flier that feeds on insects smaller than itself, like cicadas. After breeding, females lay their eggs in protected areas of water....

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