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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...


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Great Spreadwing, Archilestes grandis
2014-04-04 12:11:39

The great spreadwing (Archilestes grandis) is a species of damselfly that can be found in southern, western, and central areas of North America and in northern areas of South America. It prefers to reside near slow moving streams, ponds, and pools in wetlands with abundant aquatic vegetation as well as woodlands. This species is most often seen between the months of April and December, although its emergence can vary depending upon the temperature. The great spreadwing reaches an average...

Emerald Spreadwing, Lestes dryas
2014-04-04 11:52:50

The emerald spreadwing (Lestes dryas), known as the Turlough spreadwing in Ireland and the scarce emerald damselfly in Britain due to its rarity, is a species of damselfly that can be found in many areas of Asia, Europe, and North America. It prefers to reside near still waters in ditches, lakes, ponds, and bogs. This species is known to tolerate extreme conditions that other damselflies and dragonflies will not live in. The emerald spreadwing is similar to other members of its genus in...

Himalayan Relict Dragonfly, Epiophlebia laidlawi
2013-07-09 16:13:56

The Himalayan relict dragonfly (Epiophlebia laidlawi) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in the Eastern Himalayas, with a range that includes the Solokhumbu region and Nepal. It was once classified in the suborder Anisozygoptera due to its similarities to damselflies, but was found to be more closely related to dragonflies. The Himalayan relict dragonfly breeds in streams that can be found at elevations between 6,000 and 11,500 feet, but it is thought that it may also breed in...

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2005-09-08 14:43:43

The Damselfly (Suborder Zygoptera) is an insect in the Order Odonata. Similar to dragonflies, adults aree differentiated by the fact their wings are held along the body when at rest. They are also usually smaller, and weaker fliers than dragonflies, and the eyes are separated.

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2005-09-08 14:31:33

The Dragonfly is an insect belonging to the Order Odonata and suborder Anisoptera. It is characterized by large multi-faceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. The dragonfly's diet consists typically of mosquitoes, midges and other small insects like flies, bees, and butterflies. They can be found around lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands because their larvae (known as nymphs) are aquatic. Dragonflies do not bite or sting humans. Instead they are valued...

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.