Dragonflies on the hunt employ sophisticated maneuvering

December 11, 2014 5:00 AM

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Dragonflies on the hunt employ sophisticated maneuvering

"Until now, this type of complex control, which incorporates both prediction and reaction, had been demonstrated only in vertebrates," said Stacey A. Combes.

Recently, researchers took an in depth look at the hunting prowess of dragonflies in a controlled experiment. Fist, scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus outfitted a group of dragonflies with tiny sensors. Then they let the bug loose in a enclosure filled with t...

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