A dragonfly flies
with screen wire wings
through the garden
unaware of the irony of its flight.
©Susie Clevenger 2012
Dragonflies spend most of their lives in the larva stage(up to three years, depending on the species). The adult, winged stage only lasts a few weeks. Mating is the primary reason for their winged stage. So when you see a winged dragonfly, you know it’s toward the end of its lifespan.