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The taiga bluet (Coenagrion resolutum) is a species of damselfly that can be found in Europe and eastern areas of North America. Its range includes Alberta, British Columbia, Labrador, and Nova Scotia in Canada, and Alaska, California, Michigan, and New York in the United States. It prefers to reside in near pools, lakes, fens, and marshes with abundant vegetation. The taiga bluet differs in appearance depending upon the sex, but both males and females hold a wingspan of up to 1.2 inches....
Dryinus grimaldii is an extinct species of wasp that is classified within the Dryinidae family and was once found in Hispaniola. This species was first discovered encased in amber on the island of Hispaniola and is known from five female individuals. Both the holotype, the original specimen used to describe the species, and the paratype, the individual studied to further describe the species, are encased in orange amber and stored at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City....
Leptofoenus pittfieldae is an extinct species of wasp that lived during the Miocene Burdigalian stage. It was found encased in amber from the island of Hispaniola. This species was described by studying one individual that was found in a piece of amber, mined by the La Toca mine group in the Dominican Republic. Although amber is abundantly mined in that area, no other individuals of this species have been found. The specimen is now located in the University of Kansas Natural History Museum in...
The barbet (Diplacodes luminans) is a species of dragonfly that resides in sub-Saharan areas of Africa. Its range includes Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Somalia, South Africa, and Zambia, among many other areas. It prefers to reside in permanent and seasonal swampy habitats near ponds. This species reaches an average body length between 1.3 and 1.5 inches and both males and females amber markings at the base of the hind wings. Males have yellow and black coloring on the...
The dwarf percher (Diplacodes pumila) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers to reside in moist wetlands, savannahs, and grasslands. This species highly resembles the black percher, but is smaller. Its population numbers and trends are unknown and it is thought to be threatened by habitat loss due to drought and agricultural practices. No conservation...
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