• Characterized by large, multifaceted eyes
  • Has two pairs of strong, transparent wings and an elongated body
  • Typically eat mosquitoes, midges, flies, bees, butterflies, and other small insects
  • Usually found around lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands
  • Larvae (nymphs) are aquatic
  • Do not normally bite or sting humans
  • Valued as a predator of harmful insects
  • Sometimes called “mosquito hawks”