What is the Fastest Insect in the World and Where does it Come From?

The Australian dragonfly is the Fastest Insect in the World.

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A dragonfly is a type of insect with large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of transparent wings, and an elongated body.

Dragonflies are similar to damselflies, but the wings of most dragonflies are held away from the body when at rest. They are not capable of walking even though they have 6 legs like any other insect.

Dragonflies eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, ants, butterflies, and bees. They are found around lakes and ponds because their larvae, also known as nymphs, live in the water.

How fast is a dragonfly? It depends on who you ask.

Experts estimate anywhere from a remarkable 35 mph to an unbelievable 60 mph.

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