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The relevance of Dragonfly in Greenearth Culture

August 22, 2013

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We have often been asked about the relevance of the Dragonfly in our company logo.  Through this post we’d like to give the reasons behind it.

 

Dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, and is characterized by multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong and transparent wings and an elongated body.  Dragonflies are drawn to areas where there is standing water, such as ponds, streams and wetlands. They are often found in moist meadows with lots of flowers.  Dragonflies are beneficial in many ways.  They serve as natural insecticides for troublesome insects like mosquitoes and flies, both which serve as staples in their diet.  In addition, the larvae, which hatch beneath water and remain underwater as aquatic invertebrates, feed on mosquito larvae, thus contributing to the elimination of mosquitoes.  Researchers also look to Dragonflies as ecological indicators as their presence indicates fresh water.  Dragonflies reside low in the food chain, so scientific study of their numbers and their health can reveal changes in water ecosystems more quickly than studying other animals or plants. They do not sting, and are completely harmless to people.  Not only are they are indicators of healthy biophysical environmental conditions but lead to an indication of other species in an aquatic environment and the general biodiversity.  Dragonflies are our flying ‘green’ flags of good environmental quality.  The eyes of a Dragonfly are one of the most amazing sights.  Almost 80% of its brain power is dedicated to its sight and it can see in 360 degrees around, symbolizing the uninhibited vision of the mind and the ability to see beyond the limitations of the human self.  Researchers have claimed that the novel and complex visual circuit in a Dragonfly’s brain may help improve robots’ vision systems. 

 

Considering that they have been around for a long time, it is only natural that they have such a wide and varied perception amongst various civilizations.  To the Japanese, it symbolizes summer and autumn and are admired and respected, so much so that the Samurai uses it as a symbol of power, agility and victory.  In China, people associate the Dragonfly with prosperity, harmony and as good luck charm.  Amongst Native Americans, it is a sign of happiness, speed and purity.

 

It is said that when a dragonfly lands on you, you will hear excellent news from someone far away from home.  So, let us make conducive environments for the manifestation of Dragonflies and thereby contribute our mite in helping the larger cause of the world!!  In short, promote GREENEARTH CULTURE and spread cheer all round!!!

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