“This dragonfly, preserved in the limestone of Solnhofen, Bavaria, lived millions of years ago.” Insects; the yearbook of agriculture, 1952.
When I was young I was afraid of dragonflies. They were weird and almost alien in the way they moved. It was strong and lasted through my teens and into my twenties.
They are certainly remarkable creatures who can do things no other critter can.
I bet if I saw an abnormally large one those feelings would come back!