Think About It Thursday: How Fast Are Those Wings?

For today’s Think about it Thursday article, we are going to briefly look at different winged species and see how fast they are in comparison!

Fruit Fly: 200 times per second

Mosquito: 400 times per second

Honey Bee: 230 times per second

Dragonfly: 30 beats per second BUT can fly up to about 35mph!

Butterfly: 5-12 times per second

Hummingbird: Approximately 80 times per second

Bat: About 50 times per second

Chickadee: 27 times per second

Great Blue Heron: Approximately only 1 flap per second!

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