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Possibly the earliest reference to the name is from Francis Bacon’ Sylva Sylvarum: or a Naturall Historie in Ten Centuries, a curious hotch-potch of experiments, observations, speculations, ancient teachings, and analytical discussions on topics ranging from the causes of hiccups to explanations for the shortage of rain in Egypt. It was artificially divided into ten chapters, each consisting of one hundred items and was published in 1626, where he first used the common name “Dragon-fly”. Bacon was probably familiar with a folkloric name at that time. Prior to this date (and since) many different vernacular names have been used, including the English names Adder Bolt, Snake Doctor, Devil’s Riding Horse, Horse-Stinger and Devil’s Darning Needle 😎 
(ii) “Do dragonflies bite people?” YES, if you catch one and hold it in your hand and carelessly allow its mandibles to reach your skin, it will bite as hard as it can in self defence. Very few dragonflies can even break the skin, but some of the big ones can do so and may induce an “ouch”. They’re certainly no danger to you, as the biggest dragonfly has a relatively small bite. A word of warning though: if, for some educational reason, you plan to let a dragonfly bite you, make sure you don’t suddenly pull back, as you’ll probably pull its head off and this is not a good example to present your audience! Klinton Penn of Orumiyeh in Iran, for this tip. 
Bethanie Sheehan, natureformysoul.comPhotographing dragonflies is a passion of mine as a photographer. While it is difficult to get close enough in order to obtain a full-frame photo, I love the challenge. I have also found that if they follow me around long enough, my tolerance will increase and allow me to get close enough so I can get good shots. Also I enjoy looking for them on dewy mornings in August when their wings are covered with hundreds of tiny droplets of water and they are essentially “frozen” until the sun comes out and warms them. It’s always exciting to find them in such a state. Knowing I’m can getting as close as I need and they aren’t going anywhere. This was amended by Jeremy Williams, Frankfurt, Germany, on February 21, 2020. 
Insects can be considered arthropods and belong to the Insecta group. An insect’s adult stage is distinguished by its segmented body, which consists of the head, abdomen, and thorax. Insects also have a hard exoskeleton, six jointed legs and a 6th leg. This category in the animal kingdom contains the most variety of species. They are classified into wasps and lice. Praying mantisTrue bugs include grasshoppers and dragonflies as well as true insects, fleas and flies. There are approximately 6-10 million known species. Only 1 million of these species have been identified. More than half of all known species of living organisms on Earth are insects. They also account for around 90% of diverse life forms found on our planet. Therefore, insects are inevitable in the human environment. You can also see the differences in how they bite or sting. While some bites and stings are severe, others may not be felt at all. Some can even be life-threatening or poisonous. Sean Peterson, Aden (Yemen) on January 20, 2020.