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Mystery behind the flight of the bumblebee

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#16    ouija ouija

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:51 PM

I keep forgetting to post this in here: one summer a few years ago, a lot of 'Daddy Longlegs' insects hatched out of my back lawn. I was watching them struggle out of the ground, dry their wings off and then eventually make an attempt at flying, when a huge dragonfly appeared. My lawn is about 40' x 40', and that dragonfly started at one side then made passes from the end nearest the house to the end farthest away, up and down, up and down, gradually moving a few inches to his left with each pass until he had systematically covered the entire area, munching on 'Daddy Longlegs''s as he went! Intelligent, or what?!! :w00t:

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 09:51 PM

View Postouija ouija, on 26 September 2012 - 04:51 PM, said:

I keep forgetting to post this in here: one summer a few years ago, a lot of 'Daddy Longlegs' insects hatched out of my back lawn. I was watching them struggle out of the ground, dry their wings off and then eventually make an attempt at flying, when a huge dragonfly appeared. My lawn is about 40' x 40', and that dragonfly started at one side then made passes from the end nearest the house to the end farthest away, up and down, up and down, gradually moving a few inches to his left with each pass until he had systematically covered the entire area, munching on 'Daddy Longlegs''s as he went! Intelligent, or what?!! :w00t:

I wish my son could have seen this, then he would stop calling 'Daddy Long Legs' 'Dragonflies'. I tell him time after time they are Crane flies (daddy long legs) but it does not sink in, then today while we were out him and a friend found some hatching as you described, guess what, his friend called it a Dragon Fly too...

Then you get those that call Harvestman Spiders Daddy long legs, wtf is that all about?

This might need its own thread actually...

Glad you sit on the right side of the Daddy Long Legs fence though. ;)

Edited by Junior Chubb, 26 September 2012 - 09:54 PM.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 01:13 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 26 September 2012 - 09:51 PM, said:

I wish my son could have seen this, then he would stop calling 'Daddy Long Legs' 'Dragonflies'. I tell him time after time they are Crane flies (daddy long legs) but it does not sink in, then today while we were out him and a friend found some hatching as you described, guess what, his friend called it a Dragon Fly too...

Then you get those that call Harvestman Spiders Daddy long legs, wtf is that all about?

This might need its own thread actually...

Glad you sit on the right side of the Daddy Long Legs fence though. ;)

Honestly! *rolls eyes* What DO they teach kids in school these days? *more eye rolling*

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