A close-up look: Why dragonflies are the coolest
Find out why these big-eyed beauties are natural wonders.
As it turns out, dragonflies are crazy interesting. Some scientists think there were enormous dragonflies during dinosaur times, back when oxygen levels on Earth were higher and being big was much easier.
When it comes to catching prey, these bugs are just as impressive as their former dinosaur neighbors. Harvard professors once released prey into an enclosure with dragonflies, and the insects caught 90 to 95 percent of the prey.
They catch prey in the air and only in the air with their feet – dragonflies who can't fly starve. When they're babies, dragonflies eat basically everything, including fish, larvae, mosquitoes, tadpoles ... and each other (dun dun DUN).
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