“What do dragonflies eat?”

Yellow-winged Darter (Image: André Karwath)

The Five-Year-Old: “Daddyo, this summer I want to catch a dragonfly, put him in a bottle, punch holes in the bottle and keep him as a pet.”

Daddyo: “But what would you feed him?”

The Five-Year-Old: “Flower nectar.”

Daddyo: “Do dragonflies eat flower nectar?”

The Five-Year-Old: “Ask Siri!”

Daddyo: “I’m asking you. What do dragonflies eat: flower nectar, other insects or dragons?”

Hint… it’s not flower nectar.


About Shala Howell

I write about wildly curious kids, rabbits who hunt dragons, and 1880s Boston. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), I blog about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, muse about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, or tweet about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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3 Responses to “What do dragonflies eat?”

  1. Ah, if only dragonflies did eat flower nectar it would be so picturesque. 🙂 At least they don’t bite, or well, I’ve never actually held one to find out. Hmm


  2. Pingback: “Why is it called that?”: The Dragon & Dragonfly Edition | CATERPICKLES

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