16 reasons why dragonflies are nature’s most incredible killing machines

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Hooking up at the lake

The dragonfly sex act involves some nifty acrobatics, where the male grabs the female by the back of the head with a clasping sex organ at the tip of his abdomen, and she curves her abdomen up to join a second set of sex organs at the base of his abdomen, forming a romantic heart-shaped loop. The “wheel position” is often performed aloft, with the male flying and fornicating at the same time (do not attempt at home).

 

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