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Light-colored Insects Thriving As European Climate Warms
2014-05-27 03:21:20

University of Copenhagen Butterflies and dragonflies with a lighter shade of color do better in warmer areas of Europe. This gives them a competitive advantage over the darker insects in the face of climate change. Changes in Europe's insect assemblages due to warming can already be seen for dragonflies, shows a study recently published in Nature Communications. "When studying biodiversity, we lack general rules about why certain species occur where they do. With this research we've...

2008-08-26 18:00:17

MORE than 100 ponds have been built in a North East park in a bid to improve wildlife habitats. The Forestry Commission has passed the milestone of installing a century of ponds over the past three decades, in Kielder Water and Forest Park, Northumberland. And there is evidence the push to improve the natural world is bringing conservation benefits. Two ponds have already been rated as of outstanding conservation value for having more than nine species of dragonfly, including the...

2007-08-20 00:21:16

By R. Sittamparam KOTA TINGGI: Environmentalists on a river clean-up exercise at the Gunung Panti Bird Sanctuary stumbled on a rare find - the world's largest dragonfly. An environmentalist from the Malaysian Nature Society Johor branch (MNSJ) photographed the insect whose wing span at 18cm is as large as that of the common sparrow. The dragonfly is just one of the many sights that can greet visitors to the world-renowned sanctuary known as Bunker Trail. The sanctuary is due to be...


Latest Aeshnidae Reference Libraries

Black Clubtail, Hagenius brevistylus
2013-07-11 12:56:11

The black clubtail (Hagenius brevistylus), also known as the black dragon or dragonhunter, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in eastern areas of the United States and southern areas of Canada. This species is the largest in its range, reaching an average body length of 3.3 inches and it is the sole member of its genus, Hagenius. Males and females are black and yellow in color with green eyes, and males can be distinguished by their abdomens, which they curl back and forth while...

Orange Emperor, Anax speratus
2013-07-10 12:15:42

The orange emperor (Anax speratus) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in many areas including Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, and Uganda. It prefers to reside near rivers and freshwater springs that are bordered by reeds and rushes. Males of this species are known to guard territories. It is threatened by habitat loss due to water pollution and its population numbers are unknown, but it is not thought to be endangered. Research is needed about the habitats and ecology of...

Lesser Green Emperor, Anax guttatus
2013-07-10 12:12:18

The lesser green emperor (Anax guttatus), also known as the pale-spotted emperor, is a species of dragonfly that is native to Asia and Northern Australia. Its range includes China, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, but it can also be found in Africa. It prefers to reside in lakes and ponds with abundant aquatic vegetation. It is not known to have any major threats and it occurs in a large range. The lesser green emperor appears on the IUCN Red List with a...

Evening Hawker, Anaciaeschna triangulifera
2013-07-10 10:28:02

The evening hawker (Anaciaeschna triangulifera) is a species of dragonfly that is native to many areas in Africa including Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, and the neighboring island of Madagascar. It prefers to reside in tropical or subtropical arid forests, moist lowland forests, and arid and moist shrublands. It can be found near marshes, wetlands, and rivers. There is little known about the larval stage of the evening hawker, but it is thought to reside in streams or...

Green Hawker, Aeshna viridis
2013-07-10 10:24:48

The green hawker (Aeshna viridis) is a species of dragonfly that is native to many areas including Austria, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Russia, and Sweden, among many other areas. It prefers to reside near calm lakes, marshes, swamps, rivers, and areas where the aquatic plant Stratiotes aloïdes is present. The species is threatened by habitat loss in some areas of its range, but it does hold a stable population. It is protected by law in all areas of its range that are...

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