Photographer's Note

Few they notice that also bugs threatened of extinction exist. To small disclosure about the matter and the absence of information of that the even are so important in the as much as environmental equilibrium the others animal, allied to the little pleasantness that exercise in the persons in general, does with that few know about the existence of those small you will be in danger, as the butterflies, with 28 species threatened, and the dragonflies, that will be presented in this matter, with five species. They exist in Brazil more of 1.200 of the 5.000 species of dragonfly that populate the entire world. Despite of the several vulgar denominations, as the washerwoman, pony of the devil, pipe, and canzil, his more common name, dragonfly, can have originated of we will have Latins, libellulus, the diminutive one of book (liber), due to the resemblance of its wings with an open book, or libella, that signifies scale, and there the movement of its wings, that oscillate lightly during the flight, would give endorsement to this interpretation. Graces to the fantastic biological device that possessed, a dragonfly is going to glide, what is impossible for the majority of the bugs hauled. While a bee vibrates his wings 4 times by second and many mosquitos print until 8 slams, the dragonfly beats its wings 50 times by second. According to the species, the time of flight can vary by day, as occurs with the migratory species that possess wings more squares and are going to glide in the air shackles, to some minutes daily. On average, they itself mantêm flying for 5 to 6 hours daily.
published in the Informative one n° 15 September/October of 1997- Marcelo Szpilman

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  • Copyright: Miriam Volpiceli (MiriamVolpiceli) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 40] (362)
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  • Date Taken: 2006-04-13
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