The Dragonfly and Damselfly Wings - Part-3 - Strange looking Structures

Dragonfly wing.Magnification -100 Times.
This damselfly  wing have this strange looking
structures at the edge of wings called pterostigma. This is a
small sized insect.
Magnification - 100 Times.

Dragonfly wingMagnification -450 Times.
The above part in 450 Times Magnification.

Dragonfly wing
Red colored rectangle on another dragonfly wing.
This is called pterostigma. It helps in flying.
Magnification - 100 times.

Pterostigma - Link - Wikipedia
Pterostigma - Link - springerlink

Dragonfly wing
Fiery design on the dragonfly wing. Magnification - 450 times.

Dragonfly wing
Designs on the wing. Magnification - 100 times.

Interesting Facts❗  😊

 ➽   Dragonflies, which eat insects as adults, are a great control on the mosquito population.
fossil dragonflies have been found with wingspans of up to two feet.
 ➽   Dragonflies were some of the first winged insects to evolve, some 300 million years ago.

External links
To see the Image of the Damselfly - Wikipedia

1. To see more Dragonfly wing structures click here.
2. Dragonfly Wing - Link - schools-Wikipedia
3. Pterostigma -  Wikipedia
4. Dragonfly -


Anji said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

I've really enjoyed looking at your pictures, they are fascinating. One of my students is a scientist who has done some research on pico phytoplakton

Diane AZ said...

Surprising pattern, like a tiny forest!

Art Fan Ako said...

Wow! Such intricacies... Thanks for bring them upclose. Amazing!

Anonymous said...

Very interesting. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Arasu said...

Diane AZ
Art Fan Ako

Thank you for your comments.