Speed of Animals

dragonfly

Anax parthenope
length weight top speed (flying) feels like
10cm 1g 29km/h 522km/h

A dragonfly is a type of insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera. It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. Dragonflies are similar to damselflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most dragonflies are held away from, and perpendicular to, the body when at rest. Even though dragonflies possess 6 legs like any other insect, they are not capable of walking.

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Imagine what it's like for a tiny insect to jump and fly as quickly as they do. They might cover 40 body lengths in a second. To a six-foot person that's 164 mph. This site tries to understand how it feels to move like a fly, a squirrel, a cat, a rhinocerous, or a falcon.

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dragonfly dragonfly
Anax parthenope
top speed 29 km/h
feels like 522 km/h

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feels like 6525 km/h

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top speed 7.2 km/h
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top speed 48.4 km/h
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Site concept, design, and creation by Alex Reisner. Animal descriptions are from Wikipedia and some silhouettes are from All Silhouettes.