posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 05:54 AM
Exposed human skin is very atttractive to mosquitos. The sweatier the better, they will home in on that lovely smell like flies to cow patties.
Dragonflies, on the other hand, like eating mosquitos.
So... if the face isn't covered by a thick plastic veil as the mosquitos gather, then it's only natural for dragonflies to go on the hunt, forks and
spoons in hand, nappies tucked neatly into their suits, ready to dine on those nasty skeeters.
Recently, I was in cottage country for some down-time. Sitting on a dock enjoying wine in the gathering dusk, the mosquitos rallied in the now
windless air. Before retreating to the screened porch, a dragonfly did exactly as outlined in the OP; flying within inches of my face and vectoring in
on the needle-nosed pests.