Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Giant dragonfly

Photo by Sally Phillips

Photo by Sally Phillips

Uropetala carovei (White)

Order: Odonata
Family: Petaluridae

Size range

  • Large insects. Body can be up to 86 mm long, wingspan 130 mm


  • New Zealand native

Life History

  • Eats smaller insects
  • Immature stage lives in a burrow in mud

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