The Deadly Dragonfliy

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Behaviorally closer to lions than butterflies, dragonflies can predict where their prey will be in three seconds and fly to that spot to attack mid-air. Learn how vicious a predator the dragonfly really is.

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Dragonflies: Dainty but Deadly | The New York Times

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Dragonflies are behaviorally closer to lions than butterflies. 00:58

  2. In the time of dinosaurs, dragonflies' heads contained beaks and their wingspan was the length of a human's arm. 01:44

  3. Fossil information on dragonflies is abundant, and vital to continued research. 02:29

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