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.
from The New York Times
Key Facts In This Video
Dragonflies are behaviorally closer to lions than butterflies. (0:58)
In the time of dinosaurs, dragonflies' heads contained beaks and their wingspan was the length of a human's arm. (1:44)
Fossil information on dragonflies is abundant, and vital to continued research. (2:29)