Dancing With Dragonflies, For Science

Two scientists realize that before you can find out how dragonflies migrate, you have to catch them.

Sara Zahendra and Kent McFarland helped discover something that entomologists had long suspected: Green darners, a species of dragonfly, are nomads at heart. 

Working with colleagues, the pair, both biologists at the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, found that some green darners zoom hundreds of miles north in the spring, seeking breeding grounds with fewer rivals and predators. Others, hatched in the north, zip south in the fall to escape the cold. 


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