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


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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