Well, the very same spider that ate the Damselfly in my previous post did not fare so well against a larger prey—as can be seen at the bottom of this photo. I didn’t witness this drama, so it remains a mystery why the Dragonfly did not live long enough to enjoy its conquest.
The dragon was not impressed by it
This tasty spider put a smile on the dragon’s face
But the poor dragon expired before it had finished saying grace
Dragonflies are amazing and scary looking beasts from every angle. It is easy to see how they got the name “Dragonfly.” On the other hand, considering the insect has been around for 325 million years and fossilized dragonflies have been found with 30 inch wingspans, it may be that the mythological creature was named for and inspired by the insect.