Friday, August 09, 2013

Friday's Foto

Birds aren't the only creatures migrating through New York City right now. Common Green Darners, one of our largest dragonflies, is one of only a handful of insects species that migrates. They can currently be seen in good numbers around Brooklyn and the rest of the city. Scientists using miniature transmitters have discovered that Green Darners have similar migratory patterns to birds. Those people who are afraid of these fierce looking insects should be happy to know that one of their prey foods is mosquitoes.

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