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glennlab 9 Mar 29
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Hundreds of millions of years of evolution has made the Dragonfly one well-adapted creature.

Fossils of these things have been dated to 300+ million years old.

Best records of humans put the homo sapiens species at as recent as 200 thousand, and as old as 500 thousand (half a million) years.

[animals.mom.me]

Robecology Level 8 Mar 31, 2020
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Progress. There's no stopping it. Yet another way to blow out her tubes. With bugs consent is optional.

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Seems reasonable! And also the ladies seem to be quite liberal! You go, gals!

AnneWimsey Level 9 Mar 30, 2020
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TMI!

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Well I was considering coming back as a dragonfly next time...but there goes that idea!

Male or female?

@FrayedBear Neither!!

@EyesThatSmile I didnt know there are genderless dragonflies.
Are they a Disney or Dreamworks creation?

@FrayedBear neither because I changed my mind... (and don’t believe in reincarnation! Lol)

@EyesThatSmile Sure that you don't want to be a flutterby?

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That sounds like a messy proposition.

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AND WE thought that male humans were competitive.

AmmaRE007 Level 7 Mar 29, 2020
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One way to stop being cuckolded!

FrayedBear Level 9 Mar 29, 2020
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That can't be true...

Couldn't find the reference I was looking for but this is the quote
"Egg-laying (ovipositing) involves not only the female darting over floating or waterside vegetation to deposit eggs on a suitable substrate, but also the male hovering above her or continuing to clasp her and flying in tandem. The male attempts to prevent rivals from removing his sperm and inserting their own,[45] something made possible by delayed fertilisation[33][43] and driven by sexual selection.[42] If successful, a rival male uses his penis to compress or scrape out the sperm inserted previously; this activity takes up much of the time that a copulating pair remains in the heart posture.[44] Flying in tandem has the advantage that less effort is needed by the female for flight and more can be expended on egg-laying, and when the female submerges to deposit eggs, the male may help to pull her out of the water.[45]

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And now I know.

scurry Level 8 Mar 29, 2020
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AH! Evolution 🙂

Hastur Level 8 Mar 29, 2020
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