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Dragonflies with Backpacks May Advance the Science of Prey Capture

Dragonflies are straight “A”  hunters, capturing fruit flies in mid-air about 95 percent of the time, a grade that puts  a head-of-the-class predator like a lion to shame. The insect’s efficiency—combined with hackable biology (less moving parts—i.e., neurons) compared to any mammal big or small—makes  the dragonfly an alluring organism to study the neural underpinnings [...]

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