Adult dragonflies often hunt for food in groups, when ants or termites are available in large numbers or when there are swarms of gnats, caddisflies or mayflies available in their proximity. Dragonflies keep mosquitoes at bay by feeding on them. They feed on small insects such as bees, ants, wasps, butterflies, flies, and midges.What do adult and immature Dragonflies eat?
All dragonflies and damselflies are predators, in both their immature and adult life cycle stages. They feed mainly on other insects . Dragonflies are efficient and effective hunters, whether in the aquatic larval stage or the terrestrial adult stage. As adults, dragonflies feed on other live insects.What does a damselfly nymph eat?
Damselflies eat small, soft-bodied insects, including aphids, mosquitoes, and gnats. Giant damselflies pluck web-building spiders right from the web to eat them. Nymphs feed on small aquatic insects, tadpoles and small fish.