Dragon Flies

Discussion in 'Pests and Diseases' started by brooksbeefarm, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    I had just finished planting a buckwheat plot next to my bee yard (9;00 pm) and heard some buzzing, looked up and seen bugs that looked like little helicopters ( i think they were dragon flies). I know they eat bees but it was to late for bees to be flying and they were flying over my bee yard ( a 100 or so) what would they be up to? Jack
     
  2. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    Dragonflies are also known as "Mosquito Hawks." They were probably foraging for other insects... hopefully mosquitoes! I've never seen them in that large numbers, myself. Maybe there was a hatching of something = smorgasbord.
     

  3. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    What Hobie said.

    Dragonflies generally eat gnats, flies and mosquitoes, but will also have an occasional butterfly or bee. As far as I know, they prefer the small stuff.

    We had a "wet" spring with an average rainfall this summer and it seems to have brought out the dragon and damselflies. But, no problem with them eating the bees.

    Walt