Last Moments Of A Dragonfly`s Life

Submitted by: Dickens 6 years ago in

Last Moments Of Life from Paul Kroeker on Vimeo.


The last moments of a Dragonfly"s life beautifully, and incidentally captured on film.
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Male 234
I gave company to a dying dragonfly once, and saw it die. The amazing thing is that its eyes had this `deep` hologram appearance to them, and the instant it died, that glazed over and became just a solid grey. I thought that was quite a surprising effect, i guess even bug eyes have a life to them.
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Male 2,220
The blue colouration is usually a male thing in aeshna species, can`t see any cerci, but maybe Raicuparta knows something I don`t..

As for hoverflies - impressive fliers - dragonflys catch and eat them.

Following on from that logic..


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Male 40,772
[quote]dragonflies are awsome. their the only living things that can truly hover or fly in any direction[/quote]
Actually @mytbozak: Hoverflys can also do that. In fact I SAW one doing both just yesterday! lolz! Well it`s true.
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Male 25,416
noooo.... so sad!
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Male 2,486
The music reminded me of the Tristram music from Diablo 2 :P
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Male 39,958

Panicdevil - [quote]"It`s not brain matter that makes you feel pain, it`s your nerves/nervous systems." [/quote]
Nervous system transmits signals to the brain for interpretation. Like a telegraph line. The brain decides if it`s bad pain or that good, sexy kind of pain.

As for whether an insect feels pain - I don`t really care.
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Male 275
""dragonflies are awsome. their the only living things that can truly hover or fly in any direction, and their wings produce lift even on the upswing. something man cannot duplicate with machines yet."

Well isnt it going to just delight you to learn about hummingbirds!!! "

also, some wasps :)
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Male 2,700
"dragonflies are awsome. their the only living things that can truly hover or fly in any direction, and their wings produce lift even on the upswing. something man cannot duplicate with machines yet."

Well isnt it going to just delight you to learn about hummingbirds!!!
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Male 2,700
"I doubt dragonflies feel pain. Not enough brain matter. But what do I know..."

Insects in general feel pain. Pain is a MUST to be a working body. Without it, you would (or said animal, insect) not know that your body is in danger. Pain is not only a reaction, but an early warning system.

People just like to say insects do not feel pain to justify the way we treat them. Dont believe me? Press down on any insects leg lightly, just enough to hold it there. It tries to escape, but will eventually give up. Now do the same thing, but with your nail, with increasing pressure, notice how the insect begins to use behavior that depicts panic. think of if you were to cut or slowly pull the leg off. Think of how the insect reacts. They feel pain. I just dont think they go into shock like we do.
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Female 37
@Lazy, dragonflies do indeed feel pain. It`s not brain matter that makes you feel pain, it`s your nerves/nervous systems.
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Male 4,902
@evanbartlett
said Dragonfly dropped dead 5 minutes later from Nicotine poisoning. ;-)
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Male 4,902
I was waiting for a foot to abruptly come smashing down.
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Male 330
I spanked it to that video.
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Male 10,440
I doubt dragonflies feel pain. Not enough brain matter. But what do I know...
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Male 798

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Female 491
:(
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Female 383
Cool! It looks like it died a painful death though.. D:
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Female 324
Its not showing the lower half of the dragon fly where the guy filming is slowly squishing it to death.
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Female 446
its a bug. and it died. big whoop.
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Male 246
@evenbartlet...


Wow dude. Strong stuff. I don`t really believe in God or signs or anything like that, but I do believe that small insignificant things can be profound inspirations for us all. Power to you brother and good luck!
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Male 559
Several years ago, I was in my backyard reaching for my lighter with a cigarette in the other hand. When I went came back to the cigarette with my lighter, I noticed that a dragonfly was sitting on the edge of the cigarette in my hand. Just standing there. Staring at me. I put the lighter down and we starred back and forth at each other for a full minute before s/he flew off. It was the last cigarette I ever had.
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Male 1,920
@mytbozak

"their the only living things that can truly hover or fly in any direction"

Hummingbirds can also.
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Male 584
dragonflies are awsome. their the only living things that can truly hover or fly in any direction, and their wings produce lift even on the upswing. something man cannot duplicate with machines yet.
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Male 2,790
creepy and weird
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Male 688
Glad they put last moments because it was still moving when the video ended.

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Male 1,920
I thought Raid worked faster than that.
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Male 3,894
So it twitches a bit and croaks. ...Magical.
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Male 6,737
:(
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Male 40,772
[quote]...that`s a she.[/quote]

You can tell? Do enlighten us @Raicuparta!
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Male 40,772
Well, the ending was fine, but the rest?? I guess it`s neccessary as build-up...
Why do they show a Damselfly at 0:41? Close relative of Dragonflys but still, weird!

vv @techgeek07 is correct, few things on Earth are as cool as Dragonflys!
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Female 803
well that was sufficiently depressing.
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Male 528
@pheeshy STOLE MY COMMENT GODDAMMMIITT

"I-AM-DEPRESSED" :`(
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Male 3,425
I wish that camera would bloody focus.
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Male 1,312
geeze, I-Am-Depressed
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Male 137
@bentley22
As anyone who understands anything about insects already knows, that`s a she.
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Male 2,592
Dragon flies are the coolest insect around
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Male 768
Nvm, just watched it again without skipping to the end, lol....Boring.
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Male 670
That was pretty stunning for something so simple.
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Male 768
How are we supposed to know it`s it`s last moments of life? It doesn`t even show it dying...
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Female 127
Just watched a dragonfly`s death rattle. I am officially bored.
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Male 5,314
wtf was that? did anyone else think it looked like it was praying?
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Male 244
that made me sad, but at least he wasn`t alone
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Male 74
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