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Nature’s Wonders Dragonflies & Damselflies


Nature’s Wonders Dragonflies & Damselflies

Dragon and Damselflies are among the most ancient insects on the planet. While these insects make the top 5 in beloved bugs along with ladybugs and butterflies, dragon and damselflies are efficient and ruthless killers. Their order, Odonata, which means the “toothed one” in Greek, refers to dismembering their prey adeptly with their mandibles and eating them while still in the air.

They are represented in human culture on artifacts such as pottery, rock paintings, and Art Nouveau decor. Their bright colors and agile flight are admired in the poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson and the prose of H. E. Bates. They are used in traditional medicine in Japan and China, and caught for food in Indonesia. They are symbols of courage, strength, and happiness in Japan, but seen as sinister in European folklore.

The Nature’s Wonders Dragonflies and Damselflies set includes a dragonfly and damselfly model, each with two species. The set has both native DAZ Studio and Poser versions and supports Iray, 3Delight, Firefly and Superfly render engines.