We used the terminology natural born killers too soon. Apparently these unassuming creatures are the real efficient ones. And, like cats, disguised as gracefully admirable, and often unnoticed. In today’s New York Times Science section there is a story by one of our favorite science writers:
Science Times: April 2, 2013
New research suggests that dragonflies may well be the most brutally effective hunters in the animal kingdom.
And on the website for that section a video follow up:
These highly developed insects can pinpoint their prey, predict its trajectory and chomp through a victim’s body in midflight.