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Dragonflies predict and plan their hunts

An analysis reveals that the dragonfly's impressive ability to catch its prey arises from internal calculations about its own movements and those of its target — the first example of such predictions in invertebrates. See Article p.333

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Figure 1: A dragonfly in flight.

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Combes, S. Dragonflies predict and plan their hunts. Nature 517, 279–280 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature14078

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