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We’re continuing our Black in STEM series with Dr. Jessica Ware, entomologist at the American Museum of Natural History who studies the evolution and ecology of dragonflies and other cool insects!
Do you like to travel? Sorry, but these dragonflies definitely have more wanderlust than you. Genetic analyses done by Dr. Ware and lab show that dragonflies of the species Pantala flavescens frequently travel extremely long distances such that there is only one single interconnected global population! Learn more in today’s comic: frequent fliers
Learn more about Dr. Ware, and about the dragonfly study or go ahead and check out the actual scientific paper for yourself!