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Dragonflies Display Complex Choreography While On The Hunt

Dragonflies Display Complex Choreography While On The Hunt

Provided by Howard Hughes Medical Institute The dragonfly is a swift and efficient hunter. Once it spots its prey, it takes about half a second to swoop beneath an unsuspecting insect and snatch it from the air. Scientists at the Howard Hughes...

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Light-colored Insects Thriving As European Climate Warms
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Butterflies and dragonflies with a lighter shade of color do better in warmer areas of Europe.

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Dragonflies May Help Improve Robotic Vision Systems
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What do a dragonfly and a robot have in common? Nothing yet, but researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered a novel and complex visual circuit in a dragonfly’s brain that might someday help to improve vision systems for robots.

2013-03-15 23:03:41

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Eastern Pondhawk
2014-11-19 10:48:05

The eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), also known as the common pondhawk, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes eastern areas of the United States, Belize, two provinces of Canada including Ontario, Costa Rica, Cuba, Honduras, Jamaica, eleven states in Mexico, and Nicaragua, among other areas. This species is found near almost every source of water. It differs in appearance depending upon the sex, with males holding blue and green color and...

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...

Keeled Skimmer, Orthetrum coerulescens
2013-08-01 13:38:12

The keeled skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Europe. Its range includes Afghanistan, Algeria, Austria, Denmark, France, Greece, Iran, Italy, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. It can be found in boggy areas in the northern areas of its range, while it prefers running water sources, like ditches and streams, in other areas of its range. The keeled skimmer holds a thinner body than that of the...

Epaulet Skimmer, Orthetrum chrysostigma
2013-08-01 13:33:09

The epaulet skimmer (Orthetrum chrysostigma) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a large range that includes Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda, with possible populations occurring on Burundi and the Canary Islands. It can be found near almost all types of slow moving and still waters in tropical and subtropical moist and arid forests, savannahs, and shrublands. The males of this species are blue in color,...

Black-tailed Skimmer, Orthetrum cancellatum
2013-08-01 12:32:23

The black-tailed skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Europe and Asia. Its range includes Albania, Austria, Belgium, China, Cyprus, France, German, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom, among many other areas. It can be found near mostly sunny, slow moving and still water sources. The black-tailed skimmer varies in color depending upon the sex. Adult males hold a blue abdomen, while adult females...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.