Dragonfly hovering over water.

- Image ID: BNKDF8
Dragonfly hovering over water.
Emil von Maltitz / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: BNKDF8
A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, infraorder Anisoptera (from Greek, uneven and wing, because the hindwing is broader than the forewing). Adult dragonflies are characterized by large, multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong, transparent wings, sometimes with coloured patches, and an elongated body.