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

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Move over, monarch

Butterflies aren’t the only insect to migrate great distances. Many dragonflies do too. Over a few generations and many months, the wandering glider travels across the Indian Ocean and back, a record- setting marathon of 16,000 km. (Also in the bragging rights department, one of the biggest insects ever was a dragonfly-like precursor with a giant 75 cm wingspan. You wouldn’t want that hitting your windshield!)

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