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← Insects are scared to death of fish

Vorlund's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by Vorlund

I'm not convinced or at least not convinced that stress in this context is 'fear'.

It may be that the dragonfly, aware of the presence of the predator is preoccupied watching its back at the expense of survival activities like catching their own food. In the wild a predator would not be present all the time, when one appears the dragonfly need only fly away and continue its own livelihood.

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 15:49:43 UTC | #884976