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Glimpse into ancient hunting strategies of dragonflies and damselflies

January 17, 2020 - General

Dragonflies and damselflies are animals that may appear gentle but are, in fact, ancient hunters. The closely related insects shared an ancestor over 250 million years ago — long before dinosaurs — and provide a glimpse into how an ancient neural system controlled precise and swift aerial assaults.

Damselfly [Credit: M. Hutchinson]A paper recently published in Current Biology, led by University of Minnesota researchers, shows that…

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