National Geographic : 1951 Aug
() National Geographic Society 226 Ektachrome by Willard R. Culver Close-up of Sky Pilot Reveals Thousands of Tiny Eye Lenses and the Swivel Neck That Enable It to See Above and Below at All Angles Welcome to human aviators would be such a wide field of vision as Coryphaeschna ingens possesses! The bulbous eyes, covered with 10,000 six-sided facets, meet midway in an eyeseam. In front of them lie three ocelli, or simple eyes, and two bristly antennae. Spiny front legs, more like arms, handle captured food and cram it into the mouth. Strong wings power this large, aggressive dragonfly. Sky Pilots are best seen at sunset when they come down in search of the insect world's night shift.