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Glimpse into ancient hunting strategies of dragonflies and damselflies


Dragonflies and damselflies are animals that may appear gentle but are — in fact — ancient hunters. The…
How male dragonflies adapt wing color to temperature

January 28, 2019

New research from Case Western Reserve University in how dragonflies may adapt their wing color to temperature differences…
Tracking dragonflies, citizen scientists gain insight to Arboretum’s wetlands

October 13, 2018

Dragonflies catch the eye as they hover, dart or swoop over ponds and wetlands. To a careful observer,…
Dragonfly Larvae Inspire New Designs for Prosthetic Heart Valves

July 18, 2018

Mory Gharib (PhD ’83), the Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bioinspired Engineering in the Division of Engineering…
Dragonflies are extremely good hunters, because they predict movements of their pray

July 28, 2017

Some animals seem to be out of this world when it comes to reflexes and hunting skills. For…
Dragonflies reveal how biodiversity changes in time and space

July 2, 2017

An ecological filter in a pond, such as voracious fish that feed on dragonflies and damselflies, can help…
For astronomer, an insect is as worthy of observation as the cosmos

July 9, 2015

As an astronomer, Pieter van Dokkum explores celestial marvels and mysteries, but one of the most wondrous sights he’s…
Small predator diversity is an important part of a healthy ecosystem

February 24, 2015

Biodiversity, including small predators such as dragonflies and other aquatic bugs that attack and consume parasites, may improve…
Dragonflies on the hunt display complex choreography

December 11, 2014

The dragonfly is a swift and efficient hunter. Once it spots its prey, it takes about half a…
Dutch scientists flap to the future with ‘insect’ drone

February 24, 2014

A view of the DelFly Explorer, the world’s lightest autonomous flapping drone, during a demonstration at the Delft…
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