Anotogaster sieboldii

Anotogaster sieboldii

''Anotogaster sieboldii'' or oniyanma in Japanese is the largest species of dragonfly native to Japan. It can grow between 95 and 100 mm in length. It is also found in other parts of Asia.
Dragonfly We were walking around a Japanese temple in the outskirts of Kyoto when this gigantic dragonfly landed on the reed screen in front of us. It eyed us with its mosaic eyes as we furiously snapped pictures of it. Anotogaster sieboldii,Dragonfly,Insects,flying insects

Behavior

Eggs hatch within a month of being laid. The larvae live for three to five years, moulting as many as ten times and growing as large as five centimeters in length. Once this size, the larvae will feed on tadpoles and small fish. The adult dragonfly can mate and lay eggs within one to two months of metamorphosis. After mating, females head toward small creeks or ponds, not fast-moving rivers or lakes, to lay eggs. They will sometimes fly perpendicularly to the water, laying their eggs in mud or sand under the surface.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderOdonata
FamilyCordulegastridae
GenusAnotogaster
SpeciesA. sieboldii
Photographed in
Japan