Dragonflies and damselflies are in the Order Odonata.  These insects date back to prehistoric times and have influenced human culture, especially Japanese society.  This video, created for a course called “Insects and Human Society” at Texas A&M University, explores the biology and morphology of these animals and takes a fascinating look at these insects through the lens of cultural entomology.  Also, we explain mating and courtship behaviors dressed up as giant dragonflies.  What’s not to like?

 

We hope you enjoy the video and we can’t wait for you to see them all.  It really speaks volumes that the Department of Entomology would commission such a fun project!

 

 

This post can also be found on Science Friday.