A Baby Dragonfly’s Mouth Will Give You Nightmares | Deep Look

by birtanpublished on September 9, 2020

This episode of deep look is brought to you by curiosity stream for over 300 million years these lethal hunters have ruled the skies there the order Oh de nada that's dragonflies and damselflies to

Most of us before the dinosaurs even existed they had a two foot wingspan like a small Hawk today they're more modest and scale but no less deadly take their eyes each tiny hexagonal cell picks up light from a different

Direction which gives dragonflies an almost 360 degree range of vision four wings helped them hover or turn on a dime that means this hunter rarely misses the

Weird thing is Oh de nada spend most of their lives in a place where these killer piloting skills don't help this is where their mothers lay their eggs when they hatch the baby's called larvae or nymphs spend months or years

Underwater their wings are still growing so they aren't any help than scoring a meal like this tasty mosquito larvae it's a larva to enlarge a world down here did you see that let's slow it down the nymph has a killer lip called a

Labia remind you of this creepy thing for this skimmer nymph it's shaped like a spork only dragonfly and damselfly nymphs have this special lip this kind of Dragonfly

Nymph a Darner has an extra surprise there's a pair of pincers right at the end it all happens in a fraction of a second

Think of the lip as a knife fork and plate all rolled into one when the meal is over it folds up neatly ready for the next occasion these baby skiers don't stand a chance and that's good for us let's hope it stays this way for a few

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