How many legs does a dragonfly have?


Quick Answer

A dragonfly has six legs. Dragonflies are classified as insects, and insects have six legs.

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Dragonflies may have six legs, but their bodies are so heavy that their legs can't always hold them up. They don't walk well and prefer to spend a majority of their time flying. They are some of the fastest flying insects in the world.

Dragonflies are predators that eat mosquitoes, bees, ants, wasps and sometimes butterflies. Some of their predators include birds, frogs, lizards and larger dragonflies. Dragonflies come in many sizes but typically range from 1 to 4 inches in length. Large dragonflies can live up to 6 or 7 years.

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