August 15, 2013
Dragonflies Hunt Food Like Humans
This video shows a dragonfly on the hunt for prey – at normal speed and then in slow motion. The dragonfly hovers while it searches for prey, moving its head and then repositioning its body, ready to pursue a target. When a target is identified (in this case a small fly), the dragonfly locks on and ignores all other potential targets. It swoops up and catches its prey.
Credit: University of Adelaide
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