Dragonflies on barbed wire

Dragonflies on barbed wire

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Credit: DR. JOHN BRACKENBURY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Dragonflies (Sympetrum sp.) resting on a barbed wire fence. The dragonflies are in the obelisk position, with their wings swept forward and their abdomens raised. Dragonflies assume this position to cool off on a hot day as it minimises the surface area that is exposed to the Sun.

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Keywords: animal, barbed wire, behaviour, biological, biology, cooling, dragonflies, dragonfly, fauna, fence, four, insect, invertebrate, invertebrates, nature, obelisk position, quartet, resting, sympetrum sp., wildlife, zoological, zoology

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