True or False. Dragonflies flutter about like butterflies do.
False. Dragonflies are actually very swift and are incredibly strong fliers. But the insect you might have seen flying daintily like a butterfly might have been a damselfly. Easy mistake! But there are a few differences. Dragonflies have bigger bodies with large eyes on the top of their heads, whereas damselflies are rather slim and their eyes sit on the sides of their heads.
Correct answer: C. Right Whales chow down on zooplankton or tiny animals that look like shrimp. And they eat a lot of it – up to 1,100 kilograms in one day! They get that much grub in by opening up their mouths wide and swimming through the water, catching their prey as they go. With that much food, it’s no wonder that they’re really large animals – weighing in at 63,500 kilograms and as long as 16 metres.
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Dragonflies and Damselflies: Insects from a different time
the mobile aquatic phase of the dragonfly. A source of food for many fishes.
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