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The dragonfly is found most often near water; it usually stays quite close to where its eggs are hatched. Their menu is tadpoles, small fish and insects. They range in size from one to five inches and come in an array of colors. The dragonfly lays its eggs in the water where they will hatch in two, three weeks in the water. It can live in the water as a naiad for two to three years. It sheds its skin as an adult leaving the water.