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Fact of the Day: Fast as Lightning

Fact of the Day: Fast as Lightning

Did you know that dragonflies can fly up to 60 miles per hour?

 

 

Dragonflies have four independent, alternately moving wings that enable them to fly at speeds up to 60 miles per hour, hover, fly backward, stop on a dime, zip 20 feet straight up, and slip sideways in the blink of an eye! This ability, plus a long slender body and large compound eyes, make them true aerial masters of the insect world.

 

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