Dragonfly

Brachythemis contaminate 

The dragonfly is a unique insect that often features bright males and dull-coloured females. In some species, however, certain females will be coloured like males. This allows them to go about their business without being harassed by courting males. They still mate but at a much lower (and more optimal) frequency than the other “female-looking” females. 

 

Story contribution:

Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr
Tissue Culture & Art Project
SymbioticA, The Centre for Excellence in Biological Arts
School of Human Sciences + School of Design
The University of Western Australia

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