Thursday, April 4, 2013
Dragonflies are more predacious than they look
After reading this article, I thought what does it have to do with genetics, then I thought, well over time these creatures have genetically developed into hunting professionals. Something must genetically be involved in order for dragonflies to be as quick and predacious as they are. In the article it talks about how their brain is much smaller than humans, obviously, with less than a million neurons working like a human brain of 100 billion neurons. The article tells the reader that dainty dragonfly kills 95% of its prey midair, as compared to a lion only catching 25% of pursued prey. I made a mental link and asked myself the question "genetically what does the dragonfly contain as compared to a beetle, and what is so different about it's behavior?"