History of dragonfly flight
International Journal of Odonatology, Volume 23, Issue 1, Pages 9-11, 2020
Published: 2 January 220
From their earliest appearance in the fossil record, dragonflies have clearly taken a different approach to flight than other insect groups. Even the superficially similar Neuroptera do not fly like dragonflies. Flight specialisation has enabled dragonflies to occupy a range of niches, as specialised predators of flying insects, for around 300 My.
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