Scarlet Dwarf Dragonfly – The smallest of all the Dragonflies

The title of the world’s smallest dragonfly is held by the scarlet dwarf dragonfly. But did you know that people from ancient have considered the dragonflies as one of the largest flying insects? It was due to the Meganeura – an extinct species of dragonflies – that was the largest insect for the people of that time. The average wingspan of the scarlet dwarf dragonfly is 20 mm and the body length is about 12 mm.

The scarlet dwarf dragonflies strangely belong to the Libellulidae family in which mostly largest species of dragonflies come. These dragonflies habitat in many countries including Australia, China, Japan, and Southeast Asian countries.

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