Contact: David O'Carroll
University of Adelaide
Caption: This is a video in the field showing a dragonfly on the hunt for prey -- shown at normal speed and then in slow motion. The dragonfly hovers while it searches for prey, moving its head and then repositioning its body, ready to pursue a target. When a target is identified (in this case a small fly), the dragonfly locks on and ignores all other potential targets. It swoops up and catches its prey.
Credit: Associate Professor David O'Carroll, University of Adelaide.
Usage Restrictions: This video footage can only be used in conjunction with stories about dragonfly and insect vision at the University of Adelaide. Express written permission must be given for other uses.
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