Fascinating Facts About Dragonflies

Discover what makes dragonflies, the iridescent mosquito eaters, so special.

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  1. Over 80% of their brain is used to interpret what they see.
  2. Wings propel them forward as fast as 35 miles per hour.
  3. Legs grab and hold larger prey in midair.
  4. Holes in long abdomens allow them to breathe.
  5. When it’s chilly, dragonflies bask in the sun for warmth or vibrate their wings quickly to generate heat.

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