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

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Dazzlingly acrobatic, dragonflies are among the best fliers on the planet. They are superbly adapted to flight and can turn on a dime, climb straight up so high you lose sight of them, slowly cruise, then double, triple, even quadruple their speed. Flying full steam ahead the dragonfly clocks in at 60 km/h—more than 100 body lengths per second.

 

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