Dragonfly Antique Bronze Charm Earrings
These Dragonfly Antique Bronze Charm Earrings are 1.9 cm high and 1.6 cm across the wings. The cost only £4.99 with free postage and packaging to any UK address.
Meet your Dragonfly Antique Bronze Charm Earrings, hand-made by Sue using antique bronze charms and ear hooks. These popular earrings will form part of your nature inspired jewellery collection.
Dragonflies are a summer insect that brings a flash of iridescent colour to your garden, a park or the countryside. These earrings will catch the light, but not quite to the same extent as the real thing.
These fascinating insects have been around for over 300 million years and some fossil dragonflies had wing spans of 2 feet. Modern ones are between and two and five inches. There are about 5000 species of dragonflies which can take up to two years as a larva before they become dragonflies. When they reach adulthood, though, their life span can be as short as a few weeks, although others can live for up to a year.
Dragonflies have exceptional eyesight which helps them to catch their food (other insects) which they grab from mid-air using their feet. In fact the whole of their head is a huge compound pair of eyes that give it 60 degree vision.
There are few species in the animal kingdom that can match the dragonfly for spectacular flying ability. Dragonflies have two sets of wings with muscles that can work each wing independently. This allows them to change the angle of each wing and practice superior agility in the air.
Dragonflies can fly in any direction, including sideways and backward, and can hover in a single spot for a minute or more. This amazing ability is one factor in their success as aerial ambush predators — they can move in on unsuspecting prey from any direction.
Not only are they agile, but they’re fast, with some species reaching a top speed of 18 miles per hour. They’re also known for their feats of endurance. One species called the globe skimmer flies across an ocean during migration, logging 11,000 miles and holding the title of world’s longest insect migration.
Between the speed, distance and flexibility when hunting, dragonflies are one of the most exceptional fliers on the planet.
Your Dragonfly Charm Earrings
|Dimensions||1.6 × 3.7 cm|