06: Odonates as Predators
Like all living creatures, odonates must eat to survive. Odonates are predators that eat other insects. Prey is either snatched from the air while in flight or picked off the vegetation. This photo shows a female ruby meadowhawk (Sympetrum rubicundulum) in the process of eating another insect.
About the Traveling Exhibit
A series of ten large (approximately 20” x 24”) photographs (on aluminum) which illustrate the life cycle of these insects is available as a traveling exhibition. Accompanying text and captions (on separate panels) provide further information and describe the illustrated behaviors. A companion website (http://www.frg-photo.com/ode_exhibit/) expands on the exhibit by providing additional photographs and links to further information.
This exhibit is designed to inform the general public and is appropriate for display in venues such as schools, public libraries, and nature sanctuary visitor’s centers. The standard loan period is one month; use of the images is available at no cost.
Please contact the artist, Frank Gorga (frank@frg‐photo.com), for further information or to arrange an exhibit.
Rights and Permissions
This photograph may be used for projected presentations in a non-profit educational setting only. Any other uses are strictly prohibited except with permission from the photographer (Frank R. Gorga: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Gorga, Frank (2008). 06: Odonates as Predators. The Life Cycle of Dragonflies and Damselflies Image Gallery.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/gorga_odonates/6