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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...

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...

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...

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...

Blue Skimmer Orthetrum caledonicum
2013-08-01 12:26:49

The blue skimmer (Orthetrum caledonicum) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Australia. Its range includes Tasmania, New Guinea, and the Sunda and Loyalty Islands. It can be found near many temporary and permanent freshwater sources. It reaches an average body length of two inches, with an average wingspan of three inches. The coloring of this species varies depending upon the sex,...

White Lined Skimmer Orthetrum caffrum
2013-07-30 15:07:44

The white-lined skimmer (Orthetrum caffrum), also known as the two-striped skimmer, is a dragonfly that can be found in a range that extends from southern Africa to the Arabian Peninsula and includes Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia, among many other areas. It prefers to reside near freshwater sources like slow-moving rivers, marshes,...

Brilliant Emerald Somatochlora metallica
2013-07-30 14:54:37

The brilliant emerald (Somatochlora metallica) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in northern areas of Eurasia. Its range includes Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Serbia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, among many other areas. This species prefers to reside near still and slow-moving water sources like rivers, canals, ponds, and moorland lakes. It is common...

Hines Emerald Dragonfly Somatochlora hineana
2013-07-30 14:31:04

Hine's emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana) is a species of dragonfly that is native to the United States, where it can be found in forty-two locations. Its range is relatively small, encompassing areas in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin, as well as Ontario in Canada. It prefers a habitat within wetlands, near shallow and calcareous water sources. It is thought...

Lake Dropwing Trithemis dorsalis
2013-07-30 14:14:34

The lake dropwing (Trithemis dorsalis) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Africa, with a range that includes Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, among other areas. It prefers a habitat in tropical or subtropical lowlands, savannahs, shrub lands, and forests. Like other dragonflies, it is most often seen near stable or temporary...

New Zealand Bush Giant Dragonfly Uropetala carovei
2013-07-30 13:37:57

The New Zealand bush giant dragonfly (Uropetala carovei) is a species of dragonfly that is native to New Zealand. It can be found in woodland and scrubland areas with still and isolated water sources like seepage and streams. The New Zealand bush giant dragonfly reaches an average length of 3.3 inches and is typically black and yellowish in color. It is a slow flier that feeds on insects...

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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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