Female Dragonflies Fake Death to Avoid Sex

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In order to avoid males of the species bothering them for sex, female dragonflies fake their own deaths, falling from the sky and lying motionless on the ground until the suitor goes away. A study by Rassim Khelifa, a zoologist from the University of Zurich is the first time scientists have seen odonates feign death as…

Posted: April 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

One Comment on “Female Dragonflies Fake Death to Avoid Sex”

  1. Thanks, Art! said at 11:07 am on April 29th, 2017:

    That was one which was good for a real chuckle, on a Saturday am!!😂