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  • Female dragonflies fake death to avoid lusting males

    04/30/2017 4:17:22 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 56 replies
    New Atlas ^ | April 28, 2017 | Nick Layars
    Rassim Khelifa was standing by a pond in the Swiss Alps collecting insect eggs one day, when he noticed something strange. A dragonfly being hotly pursued by another suddenly took a dive and crashed to the ground, seemingly dead on the spot, before springing back to life and making a grand escape once the coast was clear. The observations that followed confirmed a previously unknown phenomenon the insect had faked its death to give a wannabe lover the slip. Khelifa, a biologist at the University of Zurich, had spent the summers of 2014 and 2015 gathering the eggs of...
  • Study links insecticide use to invertebrate die-offs [Well duh!!!]

    05/05/2013 2:09:39 PM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | May 1, 2013 | Damian Carrington
    Study links insecticide use to invertebrate die-offs Dutch research reveals correlation between water polluted with imidacloprid and low numbers of aquatic insects The world's most widely used insecticide is devastating dragonflies
  • Flea's giant leap for mankind

    10/13/2005 11:58:35 PM PDT · by sourcery · 11 replies · 588+ views
    Sunday Morning Herald ^ | October 13, 2005 | Richard Macey
    Fleas use it to perform leaps that would make Olympic high jumpers green with envy. Bees use it to flap their wings without tiring. Now Australian scientists have achieved a world first by copying resilin, the "rubber" insects employ to accomplish such athletic feats. Future versions of the material could be used to make resilient spare parts, including spinal discs and artificial arteries. Chris Elvin, from CSIRO Livestock Industries in Brisbane, spent four years reproducing nature's "near perfect rubber". Dr Elvin said yesterday: "Nature had a couple of hundred million years of evolution do it. All insects have it. It...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair ~ Thread LV ~ Anniversary Thread

    08/01/2008 6:23:53 AM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,642 replies · 6,590+ views
    Poets of the Lair | August 1, 2008 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly And Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair~Thread LIV

    07/01/2008 3:19:08 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,830 replies · 2,355+ views
    The Poets of The Lair | July 1, 2008 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly And Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair~Thread LIII

    06/01/2008 5:39:33 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,770 replies · 2,337+ views
    Soaring Feather and Poets of The Lair | June 1, 2008 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair~Tread LII

    04/30/2008 11:44:25 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,721 replies · 4,796+ views
    Poets of The Lair | May 1, 2008 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly And Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair~Thread LI

    04/02/2008 6:05:12 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,981 replies · 2,579+ views
    The Poets of The Lair | April 2, 2008 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair ~Thread L~

    03/01/2008 7:24:11 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 1,941 replies · 6,625+ views
    Poets of The Dragonflies' Lair | March 1, 2008 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair ~ Thread XLIX~

    02/15/2008 6:36:15 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 813 replies · 2,613+ views
    Poets of The Dragonflies' Lair | February 15, 2008 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair ~Thread XVIII~ Valentine's Day 2008

    02/13/2008 7:18:25 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 176 replies · 1,538+ views
    Poets of The Dragonflies' Lair | February 13, 2008 | Soaring Feather
    Origin of Valentine's Day Find out how this special day originated way back in the 3rd century Valentine's Day originated way back in the 3rd century. Saint Valentine was a priest in Rome during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. It seems the Emperor was having trouble recruiting members for his army because the men didn't want to leave their wives and children for the long military expeditions which would last for months and even years. Claudius then decided that banning marriages in Rome would solve this problem. The Emperor had Valentine condemned to death for defying his order...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair~Thread XLVII

    01/31/2008 7:59:38 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 819 replies · 1,431+ views
    The Poets of The Lair | January 31, 2008 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflie's Lair~Thread XLV

    11/30/2007 7:48:14 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 2,456 replies · 5,805+ views
    Poets of The Lair | November 30, 2007 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair~Thread XLIV

    11/03/2007 6:52:47 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,457 replies · 2,756+ views
    November 03, 2007 | Soaring Feather/Poets of The Lair
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair ~ Thread ~ XXXXII

    09/11/2007 6:37:15 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,006 replies · 3,788+ views
    Poets of The Lair | September 11, 2007 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair~Thread XXXXI

    08/06/2007 3:44:50 AM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,026 replies · 6,332+ views
    Poets of the Dragonflies' Lair | August 9, 2007 | Soaring Feather
    If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the night... to kiss their...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair ~ Thread XXXIX~ June ~ July~ August

    06/19/2007 6:14:42 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,118 replies · 6,392+ views
    Poets of The Dragonflies' Lair | June 19, 2007 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair~Thread XXXVIII~June 2007-July 2007

    06/01/2007 6:53:35 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,093 replies · 6,276+ views
    Soaring Feather/Poets of the Lair | June 1, 2007 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair ~ Thread XXXVII~May, June 2007

    05/07/2007 3:37:31 AM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,245 replies · 7,620+ views
    Soaring Feather/Poets of The Lair | May 7, 2007 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair~Thread XXXVI~April 12, 2007

    04/12/2007 4:06:50 AM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,078 replies · 6,247+ views
    Soaring Feather/Poets of the Dragonflies'Lair | April 12, 2007 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...