July 13, 2022 at 12:29 am

The Crazy Biology of Dragonflies

by Matthew Gilligan

There’s more to dragonflies than you probably think…

Narrator Stephanie Sammann takes viewers on a fascinating journey about how the biology of dragonflies gives them predatory advantages.

Sammann says,

“Despite being considered relatively primitive insects, dragonflies possess some of the most unique and spectacular flight adaptations of any animal, allowing them both to reach fast aerial speeds and be incredibly agile.

Being able to switch between such a wide variety of flight behaviors and aerial acrobatics is what makes dragonflies such efficient predators when hunting flying insects as well as when evading predators of their own.”

Check out the video above to learn all about these interesting insects, and subscribe to Real Science on YouTube to watch more of their videos.

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