Climate crisis causing male dragonflies to lose wing ‘bling’, study finds

Black patterns used to attract mates can cause the insects to overheat in hotter climates

Male dragonflies are losing the “bling” wing decorations that they use to entice the females as climates get hotter, according to new research.

The results have led to the scientists calling for more work on whether this disparate evolution might lead to females no longer recognising males of their own species in the long run.

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