Leopard frogs like to eat dragonflies in Kamaeru: A Frog Refuge
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Kamaeru: A Frog Refuge — How to Get Dragonflies

Dragonflies are pretty scarce at the start of Kamaeru. Here's how to attract more.

Kamaeru: A Frog Refuge is a cozy farming sim that features over 500 distinct kinds of frogs to collect and register to your frogedex. While patterns and colorways are myriad, there’s actually just a handful of different species to find. Each type tends to prefer different bugs to eat, whether it be flies, diving beetles, caterpillars, or dragonflies. While most of these bugs aren’t tough to find, dragonflies are pretty rare from early on, making it tough to register uncommon Leopard frogs, among others. Here’s what you can do to get more dragonflies in Kamaeru.

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How to Get More Dragonflies in Kamaeru: A Frog Refuge

A dragonfly appears at a megapond in Kamaeru: A Frog Refuge
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At the start of Kamaeru, dragonflies are the toughest bugs to find in the wetlands. With a bit of effort to restore the area and increase biodiversity, you can attract more of these insects and, in turn, tame more species of frogs. You’ll want to start by adding more ponds and a variety of vegetation, which will bring the dragonfly population up by a small margin.

By completing objectives and filling out your frogedex, you’ll soon unlock more options to attract dragonflies. Moving forward, you can drastically increase their spawn rate by making megaponds and assigning helpers to catch certain types of bugs, including the elusive dragonfly.

Making Megaponds

As you work to better your bioscore in Kamaeru, digging megaponds is essential. Not only does this increase carbon capture, but it can also help you bring in a greater variety of bugs, including dragonflies. The catch: there are three megapond shapes, and each one attracts a certain type of insect. This means you’ll need to focus on just one shape to keep dragonflies spawning.

Combining two L-shaped ponds makes a megapond for dragonflies in Kamaeru: A Frog Refuge
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I had a tough time trying to figure out the shape combinations on my own, so I’m glad I took a screenshot of the initial tutorial. In line with the diagram, you’ll need two L-shaped ponds with smaller attachments to get the right shape going, as pictured above. If you haven’t already, you can purchase both the ponds you need from the shop in the wetlands and then map out where you’d like to place them.

Assigning Helpers

Once you’ve completed your objective to tame three new Doblex frogs, a new staff member named Jon will arrive at the refuge. He’ll set up at the mill in the wetlands, where you can assign him the task of collecting dragonflies.

To do this, just click on the main shop in the area, navigate to the Helpers tab, and choose the dragonfly option from the selection of insects Jon is able to catch. From there, he’ll work on catching five dragonflies at a time. Just bear in mind it’ll cost you 10 coins for his help.

The more you do to raise your bioscore and improve the reputation of the refuge, the more dragonflies and other bugs you’ll see roaming in Kamaeru‘s several biomes. Hop over to our growing Kamaeru: A Frog Refuge guides hub for more help with biodiversity levels and taming frogs.

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Olivia Rolls
Olivia Rolls earned her degree in English from the College of Central Florida in 2021 and began her career as a freelance writer at Screen Rant the following year. She currently directs her creative efforts toward offering tips and insight on a wide variety of game titles at GameSkinny and BGFG, a passion she's held close to her heart since adventuring alongside Chikorita in Pokémon Crystal as a child. Olivia's all-time favorite franchises are Pokémon and Animal Crossing, but she's generally fond of fantasy RPGs and cozy games of all kinds. She's also a budding animanga enthusiast, her personal big three being Jujutsu Kaisen, Fruits Basket, and InuYasha.