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2010-03-16 12:45:00

Species of butterflies, beetles and dragonflies are being wiped out across Europe due to destruction of their natural habitats, according to the updated European "Red List" of endangered species Tuesday. 435 butterfly species have been examined by scientists, who found that one in three species are dying out and 9 percent are already on the edge of extinction. "Most butterflies at risk are confined to southern Europe," Annabelle Cuttelod, coordinator of the European Red List at 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...


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Yellow-tipped Tigertail, Choristhemis flavoterminata
2013-07-30 13:52:06

The yellow-tipped tigertail (Choristhemis flavoterminata) is species of dragonfly that is native to Queensland, Australia. This species prefers to reside in warm, moist habitats near bodies of water like rivers. The yellow-tipped tigertail reaches an average body length of 1.8 inches and holds a long, thin abdomen. The end of the body holds a bright yellow spot and the wings are light brown in color with a brown spot. Larvae are described as slightly hairy and are light brown or gray 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 10:22:54

The hawkers (also known as darners in North America) are of the family Aeshnidae. They include the largest dragonflies found in North America and Europe, and are among the largest of the dragonflies on the planet. This family represents also the fastest flying dragonflies of the order of the dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata). Description Common worldwide or nearly worldwide genera are Aeshna and Anax. The African Anax tristis has a wingspan of over 125 mm, making it one of the...

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2005-07-13 19:43:54

The hawkers (or darners in North America) comprise the family Aeshnidae. They include the largest dragonflies found in North America and Europe, and are among the largest of the dragonflies on the planet. This family represents also the fastest flying dragonflies of the order of the dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata). Description Common worldwide genera are Aeshna and Anax. The African Anax tristis has a wingspan of over 125 mm, making it one of the world's largest known dragonflies....

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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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