The Deadly Dragonfliy

The Deadly Dragonfliy

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.

Dragonflies: Dainty but Deadly | The New York Times


Key Facts In This Video

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    Dragonflies are behaviorally closer to lions than butterflies. (0:58)

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    In the time of dinosaurs, dragonflies' heads contained beaks and their wingspan was the length of a human's arm. (1:44)

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    Fossil information on dragonflies is abundant, and vital to continued research. (2:29)

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