Image: Fossil of dragonfly, Aeschnogomphus sp

Fossil of dragonfly, Aeschnogomphus sp

Fossil of dragonfly, Aeschnogomphus sp. F128221. Germany. Late Jurassic, 150 million years ago.

Photographer:
Robert Jones
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

Dragonflies first appeared over 300 million years ago As with many insect groups, they survived the Permian mass extinction and flourished in the Mesozoic.

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Tags dragonfly, fossil, Germany, Late Jurassic, Mesozoic,