Dragonflies: Nature’s Drone

April 11, 2013 By: Erin Block

For their aerial grace they’re admired, and many an angler has stood transfixed by their acrobatics while fishing a stillwater lake or pond. However recent research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences sheds light on one of “the most brutally effective hunters in the animal kingdom,” the dragonfly. View some incredible footage and read more about these bantam predators in an article by Natalie Angier via The New York Times.